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Spain Sack Lopetegui On Eve Of World Cup

14 June, 2018, 15:02 | Author: Candice Daniels
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But Rubiales, the newly elected federation president, didn't like the timing of Madrid's surprise announcement on Tuesday that it had hired Lopetegui to coach the team after the World Cup and chose to take the drastic measure of firing the coach.

Hierro, who had a spell in charge of Real Oviedo in the 2016/17 season, steps in after a day of high drama in the Spanish squad, with Lopetegui and senior players all staging meetings with Spanish FA chief Luis Rubiales.

"The federation can not be left out of a negotiation by one of its workers and be informed five minutes before the press release", Rubiales said. "There is a way that you must act, Julen has worked in a great way with the team, but we can not accept how he has acted in this case".

Hierro continued: "When the president told me the possibility, I had three choices: to say no, another was to go and the third was to stay - to take a step forward for the Spanish federation and for Spanish football".

Former team captain Fernando Hierro, already in Russia as Sporting Director, has been directed to take over as coach for the tournament, the federation said on its website. Maybe this is tough now, but in the end it will make us stronger.

An hour after that, the RFEF then posted their own reaction as they announced that Real would have to pay the €2 million release clause for Lopetegui, who had just signed a new long-term contract with La Roja on May 22 .

Sacked Spain coach Julen Lopetegui admits he is "very sad" about his shock departure from the World Cup.

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"There's a lot to do". "When we know we will tell you", he said.

Lopetegui will soon coach Ramos, Isco, Asensio and fellow Spanish internationals Dani Carvajal, Nacho Fernandez and Lucas Vazquez at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

"The players have seen things like this before and I am sure they are going to have a good World Cup".

N'Golo Kante could be heading to Real Madrid this summer, reports in Spain claim. We are working on it. "The national team is the most important we have, the WC is the biggest of all", he further added.

Lopetegui, 51, was appointed Spain's coach in July 2016 and never tasted defeat in the job, leading the team through 20 unbeaten games ahead of the World Cup.

Lopetegui was dramatically axed on Wednesday, throwing Spain's preparations into turmoil given they open their campaign with a Group B clash against Portugal on Friday.

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