The Spanish Football Federation rocked the football fraternity down to its very foundations on Wednesday, when they announced the sacking of Julen Lopetegui a day before the 2018 FIFA World Cup starts. Did you see how some reacted to the news?
On Tuesday, Lopetegui was announced as the new Real Madrid manager for the 2018/19 season, following Zinedine Zidane's exit from the Los Blancos post two weeks ago.
It was reported that the Spanish football authorities were unhappy with how Lopetegui went about his business with Madrid, and was given the boot with almost immediate effect.
Many fans questioned the federation's decision to sack the coach a day before the World Cup, while others welcomed the news, saying that the men in charge made an example of the now former Spain manager.
Here are some responses to Lopetegui's sacking:
Mourinho, Conte, Guardiola, Rio Ferdinand, Harry Kane, Unai Emery & Zlatan react to the news that Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui has been sacked on the eve of the World Cup! 🇪🇸#WorldCup#Spainpic.twitter.com/PS3BC79dL3