Julen Lopetegui has been sacked as Spain boss on the eve of the World Cup after Spanish FA chiefs were left furious following his announcement as Real Madrid boss, reports Daily Mail
Spain hastily called a press conference as reports emanated that the head of the Spanish FA, Luis Rubiales, was left outraged by the timing of the announcement.
Following a bizarre morning, during which the Spanish players pleaded with Rubiales for Lopetegui to keep his job, it was decided that the manager’s position had become untenable.
Fernando Hierro, a former Real Madrid player himself, has been confirmed as Lopetegui’s successor for the duration of the tournament. They kick off their bid for glory with a tough opening match against Portugal on Friday night.