Breaking tears: Spain sacks Julen Lopetegui


Spanish Football President, Luis Rubiales has come out to speak on the hasty decision by the Administrative house to immediately terminate the contract of Real Madrid Manager, Julen Lopetegui.

He said Lopetegui as a matter of principle was disrespectful to the country as a whole hereby going ahead to negotiate with Real Madrid without the notice of his employers as he agreed to take over Madrid after the end of the World Cup.

The Federation hereby names director of football Fernando Hierro as his replacement to see off the team during the World Cup.


The players nor Hierro nor the president knew of the decision until moments before it was made public after Rubiales said that he had received a phone call from Madrid five minutes before they issued a statement announcing the appointment.

He flew from Moscow to Krasnodar urgently on Tuesday night, leaving the Fifa congress to head to the national team’s HQ to discuss how best to resolve the situation.

Just after 1pm on Wednesday afternoon, after discussions with the players, he announced the decision to sack the coach, describing it as an “obligation” on a “sad day”.