Breaking: Spain Appoints New Manager Shortly after Sacking Lopetegui
Spain has named Spainsh sporting director Fernando Hierro as new head coach. This is coming after shockingly sacking Julen Lopetegui after the manager decided to join Real Madrid next season. This is coming barely 24 hours to the World Cup.
The Spanish FA were furious with the decision of Lopetegui, and wanted to sack him yesterday yet the players protested, a Sergio Ramos led delegation met with the Spanish Fa pleading for Lopetegui to stay put as head coach.
However, a decision was quickly made and a presser called for earlier today, with the new Real Madrid boss now waiting for the season to start and facing a summer out of work.
It was a shocking decision and one that rocked football, given most people thought it would be in the best interests of the side to keep things as they were – yet they now face the World Cup and opening game against Portugal with Spain sporting director Fernando Hierro in charge.
This is certainly a gamble from Spain, who are of course considered one of the favorites for the tournament.