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Real Hit Back At Spanish FA Over Lopetegui Sacking

Real Madrid Hit Back At Spanish FA Over Julen Lopetegui Sacking

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 16, 2018 03:35 PM @KeeganKruger

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.

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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."

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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. 


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Soni_JX Joined: 19 Apr 2017
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Soni_JX Jun 16, 2018 10:11 PM
Seasoned idiots.......Perez doesn't give a can about their lamentations including their so called president.
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Faysal Jun 16, 2018 09:33 PM
Cowdrid is unprofessional
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ta more@mbekweni Jun 16, 2018 05:32 PM
Yoooooh it's bad in Spain Perez is disrespecting his nation they have the man they wanted so bad nothing to talk about its just lack respect to Spanish federation football
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BucsAPLA Joined: 02 May 2018
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BucsAPLA Jun 16, 2018 04:18 PM
Don't worry President Perez and Coach Lopetegue.Phela Real Madrid is far much bigger than this Spain national team.Like it or not!

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