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Spain Confirm Coach's Exit After World Cup Exit

Spain Confirm Coach's Exit After World Cup Exit

By SL International - Jul 08, 2018 01:52 PM

Following Spain's shock elimination at the 2018 World Cup, coach  Fernando Hierro has decided to part ways with the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RSFF).

Read: Official: Spain Star Retires After Shock World Cup Exit 

Julen Lopetegui was relieved of his post after he was announced as Real Madrid's new manager, which the Spanish FA did not take kindly.

Hierro was named caretaker manager as La Roja were dumped out at the round of 16 stage by hosts Russia on penalties.

The 50-year-old has now also opted againt returning to his post as director at the RSFF.

"After many kilometres of walking together, the Royal Spanish Football Federation and Fernando Hierro put an end to their relationship once the participation of Spain in the World Cup in Russia ended. The coach declined to return to his previous position as sports director of the RFEF to seek new horizons and undertake new professional challenges," the Spanish FA said in a statement.

"After two spells as sporting director of the Federation, the first between 2007 and 2011 - coinciding with the best period of the national team, which won the 2008 European Championship with Luis Aragones as coach and the 2010 World Cup with Vicente del Bosque - and the second from November 2017 until now, the RFEF wants to thank Fernando Hierro for his commitment and sense of responsibility when he took the lead in the national team in this extraordinary situation, as well as in the performance of all his duties.

"The Federation wants to highlight the professional and human values of an extraordinary athlete who wants the best of fortunes.

"Thanks for everything, Fernando!"

According to Daily Star, Newcastle United manager is the latest name to be added to the shortlist that already includes Roberto Martinez, Quique Sanchez Flores and Luis Enrique A possible replacements.

Read: Germany Team Manager: Maybe We Should Have Left Out Ozil

Who do you think should be Spain's next manager? Let us know in the comment section below.


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nazzi the second Joined: 23 Oct 2017
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nazzi the second Jul 09, 2018 09:24 AM
they going for Martinez
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jul 09, 2018 04:07 AM
Luis Enrigue for me can do better than them all!
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Gazankulu26 Jul 08, 2018 10:28 PM
Change is needed the majority of players
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Sanchez Alexis Jul 08, 2018 08:36 PM
In other news I'm still struggling to come to terms with Ronaldo's departure at my Real Madrid...I wanted him to even retire there. Only Neymar or Hazard's arrival can make me subside. Now I'm Madrid & Juventus fan & it's not like I have a choice geeeeez
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Mrtpndwa Jul 08, 2018 06:22 PM
Good Fernando that's how it's done, unlike our Mkhul'uMashaba who went as far as high court trying to save his Bafana job after dismally failing to qualify for anything on earth!
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Mrtpndwa Jul 08, 2018 06:12 PM
@Stuart Alois you're so spot on Bra it's a first time I see a very good point from you dude keep it up!
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ta more@mbekweni Jul 08, 2018 05:11 PM
Well done fernando RSFF good luck on searching a new manager Lopetegui good luck to you too at Real Madrid for sure no manager will again take advantage RSFF again even if it is Fc barca or Reading Madrid in the future they will prioritise RSFF
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mzolisto Jul 08, 2018 05:02 PM
Their action in firing Julen Lopetegui wasn't a bad idea though, considering his prematurely unveiling as Madrid coach. To amend the situation they shld hire Luis Enrique as his predecessor. Just like Roberto Martinez they know in and out of the Spanish football bt fr his advantage is that he's been around country for long enough
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Stuart Alois Joined: 21 Feb 2017
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Stuart Alois Jul 08, 2018 02:52 PM
Coward, he wanted a short cut to glory, he thought Spain wl win something therefore gonna get all the credit for leading the team.
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msanisto Jul 08, 2018 02:36 PM
Spanish FA must just fire their chairman.

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