Spain announce former Real Madrid star as their new coach a day to the start of 2018 World Cup
– Spain have named Fernando Hierro as their new coach
– This come two hours after the exit of Julen Lopetegui
– He was sacked because he accepted Real Madrid job
Former world cup champions Spain have named Fernando Hierro as their new coach for their campaign at the 2018 FIFA World Cup which will start on Thursday, June 14 in Russia.
His appointment comes just an hour after the Spanish Football Federation announce the exit of Julen Lopetegui who is now the manager of Real Madrid.
Lopetegui’s decision to have accepted Real Madrid job masterminded the rationale for him to have been axed by the Spanish Football Federation chiefs.
50-year-old Fernando Hierro is now expected to be in charge of the Spanish team when they face Portugal on Friday, June 15 in their first match according to the report by Mirror.
The former Real Madrid and Bolton star is Spain’s sporting director and his only managerial experience is a year in charge of Oviedo.
He spent 14 years at Real Madrid and also played 89 games for Spanish national team before he hanged his boots.