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Sport World Cup: Fernando Hierro to take charge of Spain after shock Julen Lopetegui sacking

00:57  14 june  2018
00:57  14 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Lopetegui sacking won't hurt Spain at World Cup - Kroos

  Lopetegui sacking won't hurt Spain at World Cup - Kroos Germany midfielder Toni Kroos said Thursday that he doesn't think the sacking of Julen Lopetegui as coach on the eve of the World Cup will significantly harm Spain's chances in Russia.Lopetegui was spectacularly axed on Wednesday after it emerged he had agreed to take charge of Real Madrid after the World Cup.

Fernando Hierro has taken Spain training for the first time since becoming manager Hierro addresses his team after a tumultuous day for one of the leading World Cup contenders Hierro has replaced Julen Lopetegui , who was sacked after he took the Real Madrid job

Fernando Hierro was sporting director at the Spanish FA ( Getty Images ). Fernando Hierro has taken charge of the Spanish national team in the wake of the shock decision to sack Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup .

Fernando Hierro, who will take charge of Spain for the 2018 World Cup© Getty Images Fernando Hierro, who will take charge of Spain for the 2018 World Cup

Fernando Hierro will take charge of Spain for the duration of the World Cup following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed.

The 50-year-old former national team captain was appointed within hours of the announcement of Lopetegui's departure.

The RFEF did not specify whether Hierro may continue in the role beyond the finals in Russia.

Lopetegui was sensationally sacked on Wednesday after agreeing to become the next Real Madrid head coach, with RFEF president Luis Rubiales furious that the European champions only informed him of the deal minutes before the news was made public.

BREAKING: Spain just made the completely normal decision to sack their manager a day before the World Cup

  BREAKING: Spain just made the completely normal decision to sack their manager a day before the World Cup <p>Rubiales claimed Lopetegui’s negotiation with Madrid occurred without any knowledge of the RFEF.</p>Lopetegui was recently announced as Zinedine Zidane’s successor as Real Madrid coach, a decision that compelled the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to show him the door.

Fernando Hierro will take charge of Spain for the duration of the World Cup following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui , the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed.

FERNANDO HIERRO has been appointed Spain coach for the World Cup after the dismissal of Julen Lopetegui . Spain sacked Julen Lopetegui despite being two days from their opening World Cup match.

Rubiales told a news conference that he was left with no choice but to dismiss Lopetegui, just three weeks after he signed a new contract until 2020, and stressed the need to appoint a replacement without causing undue disruption to the squad.

Hierro, a winner of five LaLiga titles and three Champions Leagues in a glittering Madrid career, is relatively inexperienced as a coach.

He was an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Madrid during the 2014-15 season before taking charge of second-tier Oviedo in 2016-17.

Hierro has been working as Spain's sporting director since last November.

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