Julen Lopetegui has been fired as coach of the Spanish national team, as has the chairman of the national football federation RFEF on Wednesday at a press conference in Russia published.
The reason for the departure of Lopetegui is the surprising news of Tuesday, when it was announced that the 51-year-old Basque by next seizen trainer of Real Madrid. He negotiated with the ‘Royal’ without the Spanish federation of them knew.
“This is an unfortunate and very complex situation, but the RFEF could in this case not else”, said president Luis Rubiales, who have nothing wanted about a possible successor, at a specially convened press conference.
“The negotiations have taken place without that we knew. Only five minutes before the press release from Real Madrid came, we are informed. That is not as it should be.”
The sudden departure of Lopetegui is a blow to Spain, which is filled in preparation for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS. The world champion of 2010 will play Friday on the second day at 20: 00 against Portugal with the first team contest.
It was rumored that the Spanish players, the departure of Lopetegui wanted to avoid, but Rubiales denies that. “I’ve been with the players have spoken, and I guarantee that they, together with the staff will do their best to get as far as possible, to come at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS.”
Lopetegui went after the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2016 in the battle of the Spanish federation. Under his leadership, Spain was already twenty duels undefeated. The former goalkeeper signed in may a new contract that went through to the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2020.
Spain meets in the group stage of the world CHAMPIONSHIP, Iran (Wednesday, 20 June at 20.00 hours) and Morocco (Monday, June 25, at 20.00 hours).
It did not come earlier for a coach just before the world cup left. However, in 1998, Bum-kun Cha, the former coach of South Korea, fired after the 5-0 defeat against the Netherlands in the group stage.
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