Register Login Scores

Real Hit Back At Spanish FA Over Lopetegui Sacking

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has hit back at the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) after they sacked Julen Lopetegui as Spain manager one day before the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Xavi Slams Sacked Spain Boss Over Real Decision

On Tuesday, Los Blancos announced that the former La Furia Roja manager would be taking over at the Santiago Bernabeu after completing his duties with the national side in Russia.

This came as a surprise to the RFEF, and they subsequently sacked Lopetegui on Thursday, an action Real president Perez has claimed is "disrespectful" towards the Spanish giants.

"The sacking was due to the pride (of the Spanish FA), and to us, it was disrespectful," he told reporters at Lopetegui's unveiling, according to Football Espana.

"We had the legitimate freedom to make this agreement, a professional and honourable deal, and that agreement has somehow been interpreted as disloyal.

"The (RFEF) president's response was unprecedented. Nothing justifies Lopetegui not being on the bench for tomorrow's game."

Sacked Spain Boss Reacts To Shock Dismissal

Spain, who will now be managed by Fernando Hierro for the duration of the World Cup, will play their opening game against Portugal in the city of Sochi tonight.

Do you think this issue has the potential to be the beginning a longstanding feud between Real and Spain's FA? Have your say in the comments section below. 

nextarticle

Starting XI: Argentina v Iceland

Comments

Top 5

Bucs' New Signing Among 27 Players Registered For CAF

36 Nov 13, 2018 11:48 AM in CAF Champions League

Ballon d'Or Top Three Leaked?

37 Nov 12, 2018 08:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Juve GK: What CR7 Told Me Ahead Of Higuain Penalty

4 Nov 12, 2018 06:25 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Top Goalscorers In Europe Update

3 Nov 12, 2018 07:33 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Ronaldo: What I Told Angry Higuain After Red Card

8 Nov 12, 2018 08:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

France Announce Next Squad, 6 Stars Snubbed

5 Nov 09, 2018 09:29 AM in World News

Juve GK: What CR7 Told Me Ahead Of Higuain Penalty

4 Nov 12, 2018 06:25 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Top Goalscorers In Europe Update

3 Nov 12, 2018 07:33 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Salah Overtakes Messi Among Most Valuable Stars, CR7 Not In Top 10

6 Nov 06, 2018 01:37 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Popular on Soccer Laduma