On July 4, 2016, Forest ended his career as a Spanish coach, That day, Angel Maria Villar, President of the Federation. announced that Del Bosque was no longer as coach. It ended an eight-year period in which the national team touched the sky in South Africa with the World Cup in 2010 and in Kiev with the Euro 2012.
Del Bosque inherited from Luis Aragones a champion team and knew how to maintain that winning spirit until in 2014, everything fell apart. In the World Cup in Brazil, the team was knocked down in the first phase and in the 2016 Eurocup, it did not go beyond the quarterfinals.
After winning the Euro 2012 and reaching the final in the Brazilian Confederations in 2013, La Roja stopped being a champion team and began to break up the group. It was seen at the World Cup in Brazil and became evident in the 2016 Eurocup with the conflict between Del Bosque and Boxes by the substitution of the goalkeeper.
The last stage of the selection of Forest It was the dark side of a trajectory that for everyone is linked to the 2010 World Cup and because of his way of being, his knowing how to be, always friendly, and correct with everyone.
Total, Forest he led La Roja in 114 games (65 officials), with a balance of 87 victories, ten draws and 17 defeats. He is the coach with the most games leading the national team, ahead of Ladislao Kubala, which was 68 meetings.
Del Bosque debuted 70 players as full internationals. The first were, at that meeting in Copenhagen, Andoni Iraola Y Diego Capel, and the last one was Lucas Vazquez, which debuted against Georgia in the last friendly before the European Championship in France.