Soccer

Del Bosque leaving Spain job after 8 years in charge

  • Spain coach Vicente del Bosque stands in front of the bench during the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between Italy and Spain, at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque stands in front of the bench during the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between Italy and Spain, at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Spain coach Vicente del Bosque follows the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between Italy and Spain, at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque follows the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between Italy and Spain, at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)  (The Associated Press)

Vicente Del Bosque says he is standing down after eight years in charge of Spain, having guided the team to World Cup and European titles.

The 65-year-old coach says he has "no intention of continuing" in the job after Spain's European title defense ended in the round of 16 with a loss to Italy on Monday. His contract was due to expire next month.

Del Bosque, who announced his departure on Spanish radio on Thursday, delivered Spain's first World Cup title in 2010 and followed it by winning the 2012 European Championship.