Spainish Football Federation sack Head coach Julen Lopetegui

Football Federation of spain sacked head coach Julen Lopetegui two days before Spain play portugal in the opening match for World cup. A day earlier Lopetegui contracted to succeed Zinedine Zidane as the new manager for Real Madrid after the World Cup. This deal was completed without the knowledge of Spain football federation. The federation’s president, Luis Rubiales, told the media he was only knowledgeable of the hiring five minutes before press release. Reports surfaced that the Spanish players, led by team captain Sergio Ramos, advocated for Lopetegui to remain the head coach. However, Spain football federation had to send off a clear point to all, according to Rubiales. We have been forced to dismiss him as the national coach, Rubiales said at a press conference. You can't do things this way, two or three days before the World Cup. We have been compelled to make this decision. Lopetegui had signed a contract extension through 2020 with spainish football federation on May 22. After the announcement Rubiales said in a statement, We could not have allowed Julen and his team to leave. We have much hope for the World Cup with him, knowing that it is difficult and that he only has a guarantee for three games, but with him, everything is possible. Lopetegui finishes his tenure with 14 wins and six draws over 20 matches, with the team allowing only 13 goals over that stretch.

Powered by Blogger.