Just a day to the opening game of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia, tournament favourites and 2010 winners Spain have sacked Head Coach Julen Lopetegui.
The Spanish FA president and former Hamilton Academical defender Luis Rubiales has explained the decision saying;“We have to decided to fire the national coach. What we have achieved in getting here is due in great part to him, and we must thank him and wish him luck. The Spanish national team is the team of all the Spaniards. We only found out just five minutes before that he was leaving for Madrid”.
“There is a way that you must act, Julen has worked in a great way with the team, but we cannot accept how he has acted in this case.”
There is no news yet on who will manage Spain in their first World Cup game. Lopetegui was appointed Spain coach in 2016 following the retirement of Vincente Bosque.