On June 30 of 2016, Vicente del Bosque decided to step down from coaching the Spanish national football team and around 1 month later, it was confirmed that Julen Lopetegui was the man selected to replace Vicente del Bosque and become the new coach of Spain.
Even with this managerial change in the Spanish national side, it seems like Iker Casillas can’t change his fortune as he has had to settle with a place on the sidelines as a 2nd choice goal-keeper behind David de Gea.
Iker Casillas is 35 years old and it’s not surprising to see such a veteran player having to be dropped more regularly to the bench while other younger performers are getting the chance to showcase their skills and this is the case of David de Gea from Manchester United.
David de Gea has already demonstrated his skills and he is deserving of taking up the 1rst spot in the Spain national team. The young shot-stopper is considered to be as one of the best goal-keepers in the world along with: Manuel Neuer and Thibaut Courtois.
For the entirety of Iker Casillas career he has been the main man in between the posts for Spain but times change and with the uprising of David de Gea, it’s hard to deny that the star player of Manchester United is a world class player and that he truly does deserve to become the new undisputed shot-stopper of Spain.
The uprising of David de Gea is amazing news for Spain as they have a new world class shot-stopper but at the same time this leaves Iker Casillas without having much to do as he has had to spend more time in the sidelines.
Just by taking a look at the latest international competition, in the 2016 Euro’s it was David de Gea who took center stage as the main goal-keeper and he proved his worth with impressive performances and secured a number of clean-sheets in that tournament.
There are rumors emerging suggesting that Iker Casillas is interested in taking up a managerial position in the Spanish national side, maybe as an assistant coach or something of that nature as he still wants to continue helping out Spain and it seems unlikely that he will be getting more playing time now that David de Gea has been taking over.