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Former Spain coach Aragones announces retirement

Former Spain coach Luis Aragones has announced his retirement.

The 75 year-old coached extensively in Spain for 30 years before taking the reigns of the national team in 2004.

He led Spain to their first major title in 44 years at Euro 2008, the start of a hat-trick of tournament triumphs that continued under his successor Vicente Del Bosque at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.

"Luis is past, it's over, I do not coach any more," he told Vozpopuli.

"It has not been hard to decide. Before retiring, when I left Turkey, I knew it would be difficult to keep at it. And today I know that's final.

"They are many circumstances - age, where you can coach, how you can coach... There are many things that lead you to say: it's over."

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