Manager of Spain’s national soccer team sacked just before World Cup

Manager of Spain’s national soccer team sacked just before World Cup

Spain football association announced technical director Fernando Hierro as the national coach, hours after the sacking of Julen Lopetegui.

Although the former Real Madrid player has been involved in a back-room role at Spain of late, he has previously coached at Real Oviedo, as well as working under Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid. "I have spoken to them and I can assure you that the players and the the new coaching staff will do everything possible to lead the team as far as possible [in Russia], but it's a complicated situation".

Lopetegui took over the position as the Spanish national team boss in 2016. It's safe to say though, that this certainly is a bad look on the coach, who didn't appear to be transparent in his intentions.

Perez said Rubiales' reaction was "one of pride" and he "disrespected" Real. "Now more than ever (we must) be with our players".

Julen Lopetegui has admitted he was left "very sad" after he was sacked as Spain boss.

Tony Awards honor Chicago's David Cromer and Laurie Metcalf
In addition, the show featured a special performance from the 2017 Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen . But The Band's Visit wasn't the only Israel presence at the awards ceremony.

"We want to thank Julen for all he's done and he's a big reason behind us being in Russian Federation, but we feel obliged to dispense with his services", he said. I don't feel betrayed.

Hierro enjoyed a glittering career with Lopetegui's new employers, Real Madrid back in his playing days, He made 439 appearances for Real Madrid, which also included winning the Spanish top-flight on five occasions alongside three European cups.

"I don't think it will be a huge disadvantage", Real star Kroos commented at Germany's team base.

The Spanish Football Association reportedly believed it would be inappropriate for Lopetegui to continue his tenure, considering he only informed the Spanish FA of dealings with Real just minutes before the official press release from the mega-club. Spain's opening game is a big deal given Portugal's proximity, and Cristiano Ronaldo's side are their main rivals in Group B.

Catch all 64 World Cup matches via Toggle's 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia Pass at a one-time price of S$112.35. "It's not the best situation but at the same time, it unites them more and they give more of themselves, you never know".

Related Articles

  • Justify Wins the Triple Crown

    Justify Wins the Triple Crown

    Horses had come close to breaking it in recent years but it wasn't until Justify arrived that the superstition was put to rest. If Justify wins on Saturday, he will have faced the largest field (nine) of any of the previous 12 Triple Crown winners.
    Net neutrality repeal takes effect, but the fight is far from over

    Net neutrality repeal takes effect, but the fight is far from over

    State governments are also taking action with more than half of the states exploring their own Net Neutrality legislation. Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has accused Democrats of "scare tactics" in their opposition to net neutrality repeal .
    Kim Jong Un's Jogging Bodyguard Unit Make Another Appearance in Singapore

    Kim Jong Un's Jogging Bodyguard Unit Make Another Appearance in Singapore

    The message included a photo montage of Rodman standing between Kim and Trump, who is giving a thumbs-up. Moon later proposed a tri-lateral meeting to put a formal end to the Korean war after the summit.
  • Dennis Rodman traveling to Singapore for North Korea summit

    Dennis Rodman traveling to Singapore for North Korea summit

    However, the South Carolina Republican noted that he is "not here to spread democracy" or to unite the North with South Korea. Surprising no one, Fox News confirmed President Donald Trump is giving his first post-summit sit down to pal Sean Hannity .
    Here’s Why IHOP Has Flipped Its Name to ‘IHOb’

    Here’s Why IHOP Has Flipped Its Name to ‘IHOb’

    IHOP's specialty is pancakes, we value IHOP as a place to get pancakes, and we shouldn't forget that IHOP is a place for pancakes. It worked. "The vast majority of people were having fun with the name change and were trying to solve the riddle", he said.
    The Elder Scrolls Blades: How to Sign Up for Early Access

    The Elder Scrolls Blades: How to Sign Up for Early Access

    We're talking the next Elder Scrolls game; the official reveal of Starfield; and sequels to both Doom and Wolfenstein . Fans will also be able to play Blades in portrait mode on their phone should they desire a change in perspective.
  • World Cup host Russian Federation  spent billions, but will its economy benefit?

    World Cup host Russian Federation spent billions, but will its economy benefit?

    The craze for football is on with the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 which is going to start from June 14 in Russian Federation . You can check out the World Cup schedule here.
    EU will act against US tariffs on steel, aluminum: Merkel

    EU will act against US tariffs on steel, aluminum: Merkel

    Trade was a massive issue at this year's summit with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Trump butting heads. Trump later reacted to the photo, saying it was captured during a discussion that was "unrelated to anything".

    Release Date Confirmed for February 22, 2019 - Anthem

    Federation Internationale de Football Association 19 will release worldwide on all platforms on 28 September 2018. Today at EA Play , we saw a new trailer plus some new insight from the development team along with gameplay.
  • United Bid Selected to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

    United Bid Selected to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

    Of the 16 host cities, 10 will be in the United States while the remainder will be split evenly between Canada and Mexico. It was a veiled threat to withhold USA support from countries opposing the bid.
    How to have tough conversations about mental health

    How to have tough conversations about mental health

    Commenters on Munn's post emphasized the need to talk about suicide and mental health on a larger scale. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report almost 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016.
    ‘Battlefield V’ trailer teases new Battle Royale multiplayer mode

    ‘Battlefield V’ trailer teases new Battle Royale multiplayer mode

    Both heavy hitters of the first-person shooter world have officially been announced with Battle Royale modes . In the case of " Battlefield V ", it's not clear how large the mode is or how it will work.