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Lopetegui Comments On Being Sacked By Spain Just Before World Cup

Julen Lopetegui Comments On Being Sacked By Spain Just Before 2018 FIFA World Cup

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jun 15, 2018 10:32 AM @KurtLaduma

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Lopetegui, who did not lose a single fixture during his 20 matches in charge of Spain, has been replaced by Real legend Fernando Hierro for the duration of the World Cup in Russia.

Do you think Lopetegui deserved to be sacked? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Qhaf-Qhaf Joined: 20 Jul 2016
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Qhaf-Qhaf Jun 18, 2018 10:36 AM
Thumbs up Rubiales
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Soni_JX Joined: 19 Apr 2017
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Soni_JX Jun 16, 2018 08:42 AM
No wonder barcelona will remain a bunch of SECOND FIDDLE IDIOTS.......How on earth can one be crucified for taking up a new and better job.....whilst commiting to finishing up his remaining task (thus enough respect to his current employer). For any national team, contracts are for coaches achieving WC qualification first (and if they fail, they are likely to be fired)......When they qualify to be in the tornament, certain level achievement is expected (i.e for teams like Spain.....winning it is a must, whilst getting at least to semis its a do or die situation)........(if he fails according to these expectations.....he gets fired). Then given that Julen is not guaranteed a permanet stay at national team level and surely after the World Cup, Spain is EXPECTED to review his contract.......what are they expecting him to do? Wait for the review and possibly get fired whilst Madrid appoints another coach and he misses out? Will waiting for Spain's review pay his bills? With him going to Madrid after the WC, how would that hinder Spain national team in the WC? Has his commitment to the national team changed, just becaused he signed for Madrid the UEFA CL Champions?......How will Spain benefit by firing a coach just before WC tornament? Is this Xavi guy brain damaged also like the rest of the SECOND FIDDLE IDIOTS? Is their mental paraplergy permanent as to see them still parading idiocy even if they have retired? Let they eat their pie.....they baked it themselves.....let's see how far they go. Question that the likes of Isco needs to ask themselves, is playing for Madrid a sin in Spain.....if YES, let them go to Russia and enjoy summer holidays.....then that idiot called "president" will field his wife, maybe he will win the WC.
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Glamour boys akaKhosination Jun 15, 2018 05:29 PM
Rubiales never trudted you coach. But Perez trust you enough to succeed our bedt coach in recent seasons
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Prayer@k4l Jun 15, 2018 12:26 PM
Don't worry coach...rubiales is an idiot

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