Fernando Hierro waves during the world CHAMPIONSHIP run in Spain. That the Spanish champions have announced.
Fernando Hierro is the new coach of Spain.
The former international is the replacement of Julen Lopetegui, who, in spite of an ongoing contract after the world cup to Real Madrid leaves.
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The winner of the last three editions of the Champions League made the transition Tuesday known. The bond was only five minutes before the press release went out the door. It led to a lot of commotion in the Spanish camp. Barely 24 hours later, it was Lopetegui dismissed.
The fifty-year-old Hierro played more than 600 matches for Real Madrid and came up 89 times for the national team. He was since november 2017 active as a technical director within the Spanish football federation. A role that he is from 2007 to 2011 already fulfilled.
Hierro and Rubiales keep at the end of the afternoon a press conference. Then, the first training under the new coach on the program. Friday plays Spain in Sochi against Portugal.
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