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Lopetegui Comments On Being Sacked By Spain Just Before World Cup

New Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui has opened up about his controversial Spain sacking a day before the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Sacked Spain Boss Reacts To Shock Dismissal

The 51-year-old was unveiled as Los Blancos' new boss on Thursday, following his surprise dismissal by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Wednesday.

Luis Rubiales, the president of the RFEF, claimed that Lopetegui and Real went behind his back with their agreement, but the manager has insisted it was important that his deal with the Spanish giants was announced before the start of the World Cup, and not during it.

"I would have liked Rubiales to have acted differently," he stated, according to Marca.

"Loyalty is telling the truth and, as soon as there was something to say, he was the first one to know.

"I wanted to give a press conference that same day, but I have to wait for him because he was far away. The agreement had to be finished before, not during the World Cup.

"What happened during those hours I do not know, but the reason for making it public was to be transparent.

"The players knew about it and there was no problem, they trained magnificently."

Official: Spain Sack Manager Day Before World Cup

Lopetegui, who did not lose a single fixture during his 20 matches in charge of Spain, has been replaced by Real legend Fernando Hierro for the duration of the World Cup in Russia.

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