World Cup 2018: Spain sack manager Julen Lopetegui two days before first match



As per the latest news by Spanish media. The head coach of Spain national team Julen Lopetegui has been sacked from the  National team.

The main reason for sacked has been due to his announcement as Real Madrid manager after the departure of Zidane just before three days of the world cup.

Real Madrid has announced on Tuesday that Julen Lopetegui would be the new manager of the Spanish giants for the next three years.

The Spanish football federation said that the dismiss of the manager has been occurred because of the negotiation occurred without any information given to Spanish football federation.

Now the Spain sporting director Fernando Hierro will be taking the whole charge for the upcoming world cup.

Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales, who was told of Lopetegui’s new role with Real five minutes before it was announced, said he had found himself in “a very difficult situation”.

“I know there’s going to be criticism whatever I do,” he added. “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 became Spain manager in 2016 following Vicente del Bosque’s retirement, and remained unbeaten through his reign.

Spain won 14 of 20 games with Lopetegui in charge, drawing the remaining six. According to reports in Spain, Rubiales was incensed when he discovered Lopetegui had agreed on a deal with Madrid.

He left a Fifa Congress meeting in Moscow early in order to return to Spain’s base in Krasnodar.
It has been claimed senior players – including captain Sergio Ramos – fought for Lopetegui to remain in charge for the duration of the World Cup.

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