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Confirmed: Spain Announce Lopetegui Replacement

Confirmed: Spain Announce Julen Lopetegui Replacement

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 13, 2018 02:09 PM @KeeganKruger

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed that former national team captain Fernando Hierro will take charge of La Furia Roja for the duration of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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The RFEF sacked Julen Lopetegui just one day before the showpiece in Russia starts, following his agreement to take charge of Real Madrid from next month.

The 50-year-old, who made 89 appearances for Spain as a player, will take his first training session with the 2010 champions on Thursday afternoon.

The former Los Blancos captain has one season of managerial experience to his name, having coached La Liga side Real Oviedo in the 2016/17 campaign, but he left the club a year ago following a mid-table finish.

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Hierro will make his debut as Spain's manager on Friday, when the Spaniards take on 2016 European champions Portugal in Group B.

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What is your take on the appointment? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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MfanoYellow Joined: 16 Apr 2018
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MfanoYellow Jun 14, 2018 08:00 AM
Although I don't know if he can coach, Hierro was a super defender.
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Pep G junior Joined: 26 Dec 2017
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Pep G junior Jun 13, 2018 06:17 PM
You csn take a decision based on emotions. Yes some players wld already see him as a madrid coach dhile they r barca but that wad unnecessary
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Prayer@k4l Jun 13, 2018 05:54 PM
Spain is no longer on the favourite list of winning world cup
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Ntuthuko5110 Joined: 17 Feb 2014
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Ntuthuko5110 Jun 13, 2018 05:28 PM
I dnt think this is a good idea .they will fail dismally .
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Ntsunda112 Jun 13, 2018 04:41 PM
Portugal will have a great evening
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Bukwayinja Jun 13, 2018 03:32 PM
Portugal must thrash this confused country. Downlover!!

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