Liga - Del Bosque ‘turned down Man Utd in April'

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque in April rejected an approach from Manchester United, according to reports.

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Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque looking on before the FIFA 2014 World Cup

The offer from the Premier League side would have seen Del Bosque’s pay packet increase 10-fold, to €20m (£16m) over two seasons, AS reports.

But Del Bosque declined to speak to United out of loyalty to the Spain national team, adds the report.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was also on the list, as was ex-Barca man Louis van Gaal, who has been appointed as Moyes’ successor.

Del Bosque has previously said he does not want to work abroad again after his experience in Turkey and intends to retire when he is 65, in two years’ time, when his contract to lead the national team will expire.

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