Real Madrid made the announcement on Tuesday that Lopetegui will succeed Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu on a three-year deal. by Spain Sack Manager With World Cup On The Brink? To know more, read below:
The Spanish football federation(RFEF) says that it has dismissed the 51-year-old because of the negotiation with Real Madrid occurred without any knowledge of the RFEF. It is being said that, Spain sporting director Fernando Hierro will be taking charge for the World Cup.
The former Real Madrid and Bolton Wanderers defender is in his second spell as sporting director for Spain. He returned to the role back in November 2017. The tournament is going start on Thursday.
RFEF president Luis Rubiales was told of Lopetegui’s new role with Real just five minutes before it was announced. He says that he finds himself in a very difficult situation.
“I know there’s going to be criticism whatever I do,”
“I’m sure this will, in time, make us stronger. I admire Julen very much, I respect him very much. He seems a top trainer and that makes it harder to make the decision.
“You can’t do things this way, two or three days before the World Cup. We have been compelled to make this decision.”
Lopetegui took over as Spain’s manager in 2016 after Vicente del Bosque retired and has been unbeaten throughout his reign.
According to reports in Spain, Rubiales got incensed when he found out that Lopetegui has agreed to a deal with Madrid. He soon left a Fifa Congress meeting in Moscow to return to Spain’s base in Krasnodar. Various sources claim that senior players including captain Sergio Ramos-fought for Lopetegui to stay in charge for the World Cup. You are reading “Spain Sack Manager With World Cup On The Brink”.
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