Spain coach Luis Aragones was relieved for his players after his side overcame Argentina 2-1 in a friendly on Wednesday night, and he hopes that the result will quell speculation about his position.
The veteran coach has come under pressure following Spain’s early World Cup exit and poor start to the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign.
“I am pleased, especially for the players, because in Sweden they played very well in the second half and nobody could understand how we did not earn at least a draw,” he said.
“It was the same tonight as they created numerous chances, but could not put them away.
“I have seen that the players were very pleased afterwards, maybe even for me.
“That is why I am happy for them. Whether I had a job or not is the least important thing.”
Asked whether the victory had saved his job, Aragones claimed the issue was now dead.
“I do not know about that, it does not depend on me,” he explained. “That is now closed for a long time to come.”