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Euro-winning Spanish coach Aragones retires

Madrid: Euro 2008-winning coach Luis Aragones has announced the end of his 35-year coaching career.

The 75-year-old led his country to victory at the European Championships in 2008, their first major trophy since 1964, reports Xinhua.

Aragones stepped down ahead of the 2010 World Cup as Vicente del Bosque took over to guide Spain to their first World Cup in South Africa before retaining their European title two years later.

"Age has retired me and it wasn`t a difficult decision to make," he said in an interview with Spanish website Vozpopuli.com.

Aragones trained ten different clubs beside the Spanish national team.

Under his reign, Atletico Madrid won La Liga in the 1976-77 season and three Copa del Rey titles across his three spells in charge.

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