Spanish coach Lopetegui dismissed, Hierro during world cup on the couch

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Julen Lopetegui is a day before the start of the world cup 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 Krasnodar published. Fernando Hierro will be used during the tournament in Russia over it.

The union accuses the 51-year-old Facing Lopetegui that he is in the secret with Real Madrid has negotiated. Tuesday, it was announced that Lopetegui, with effect from next season coach of the Spanish football club.

Approximately two hours after the resignation was announced at the press conference, reported the Spanish federation that Hierro as a coach, will act during the world cup. The clubicoon of Real Madrid was as a technical director already available in Russia.

The fifty-year-old Hierro played as a defender over vierhonderdwedstrijd for Real Madrid. Are trainerscarrière is a lot less impressive. He was an assistant at the Spanish club and was in the season 2016/2017 head coach of Real Oviedo in the Segunda Division. In november last year, he joined as a technical director of the Spanish federation.

Five minutes

The Spanish federation showed during the press conference, know very with the situation in the stomach to have been. “This is an unfortunate and very complex situation, but the RFEF could in this case not else”, said president Luis Rubiales.

“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 for the Spanish team, which is full in preparation for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS. The world champion of 2010 will play Friday on the second day at 20: 00 against Portugal the first groepsduel. Iran and Morocco are the other opponents.


It was rumored that a part of the Spanish players, the departure of Lopetegui wanted to avoid, but Rubiales denied 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. They are shocked, but also have understanding for the decision.”

Lopetegui went after the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2016 in the battle of the Spanish federation. Under the leadership of the former coach of FC Porto, Spain was already twenty duels undefeated. The former goalkeeper signed in may a new contract that went through to the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2020.

At Real Madrid he follows after summer, Zinedine Zidane, in the last few years, including three times in the Champions League won with the ‘Royal’.

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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