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Fernando Hierro appointed as new Spain coach after Julen Lopetegui sacking

Spanish Spanish football association RFEF President Luis Rubiales said that he had lost confidence in Lopetegui after learning about the news five minutes before it was made public

Agencies  |  Krasnodar 

Julen Lopetegui. (Photo: @julenlopetegui twitter)
Julen Lopetegui. (Photo: @julenlopetegui twitter)

Former player Fernando Hierro has been named as the new Spain coach replacing who was sacked on Wednesday.

Spain head coach was fired on Wednesday, two days before their first match in the after announced that he will take charge of the record European club football champions next season.

Julen Lopetegui, whose signing for was announced on the club's website on Tuesday, had been at the helm of the Spanish national squad since 2016, and remained unbeaten in 20 games.

said in a shock presser that he had lost confidence in Lopetegui after learning about the news five minutes before it was made public by Real Madrid.

Former Spain boss Vicente del Bosque believes is absolutely ready to train Real Madrid and that his new job will not impact his work as the national team coach at the World Cup.

Reflecting on his appointment, former Spainish coach Del Bosque was delighted to see Madrid turning to another Spanish manager, before backing his countryman to do good job for Spain as well as at the Bernabeu.

 

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 16:10 IST