Spain sack Lopetegui two days before world cup opener

Spain sack Lopetegui two days before world cup opener

Spain has sacked its head coach, Julen Lopetegui just two days of their opening World Cup fixture.

In a statement ahead of a news conference on Wednesday, the Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales said, “We have been forced to dispense with the national coach. We wish him the greatest of luck.”

Lopetegui was on Tuesday announced by Real Madrid as a replacement for Zinedine Zidane on a three-year contract.

However, the decision angered the Spanish FA with Rubiales adding: “The negotiations have occurred without any information to the Spanish FA and we were informed just five minutes before the press release. There’s a way to act that needs to be fulfilled.”

According to Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague the players, including Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, did all they could to try and keep their head coach in his position.

With Sky Sports report

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