SHOCKING! Spain Sacks Julen Lopetegui Just A Day Before FIFA World Cup 2018, Appoints A New Boss

Seriously, this has shocked everyone! Julen Lopetegui has been sacked as Spain head coach just a day before the commencement of  FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

Lopetegui Joins Real Madrid

On June 12, 2018, a surprise announcement was made that the Spanish former footballer Lopetegui would now take over as the new head coach of Real Madrid on a 3-year contract to succeed Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu, after the involvement of Spain at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The club released a statement, “Julen Lopetegui will join the club after Spain’s participation in the World Cup, after two years leading the national team.”

As a result, the 51-year-old footballer was dismissed from his position as Spain Manager just 2 days before the team’s opening game against Portugal at the World Cup.

Well, this comes as a big blow to everyone.

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Moreover, the announcement has sparked outrage among the federation as well as the Spanish fans.

Meanwhile, Spanish football federation chief Luis Rubiales has too confirmed the news on Wednesday.

In a press conference at Spain’s World Cup base in Krasnodar, Luis said that Lopetegui’s decision has obliged him to him to take such a drastic step.

In July 2016, Lopetegui was appointed Spain’s coach and the guy has never tasted defeat in the job interesting led his team to 20 unbeaten games ahead of the World Cup. Now, that’s impressive, isn’t it?

Rubiales  further said, ” I am here to say that we feel obliged to sack the national team manager.”

“We have been forced to dispense with the coach, remembering all the good things he has given us,” he said.

Reports say that the players had even tried to intervene at the last minute to stop Rubiales sacking Lopetegui.

He added, “I have spoken with the players and what I can guarantee is that the players will do everything in their power, along with the new technical team to take the team as far as possible.”

Meet the new manager- Fernando Hierro

Now, the Ex-Barcelona goalkeeper is replaced by the Spain sporting director Fernando Hierro, who will take charge of Spain was the shocking dismissal Lopetegui.

Also, Under-21 coach Albert Celades have also been tipped to take over for at least the World Cup.

While Rubiales said that the team is now entirely focused on Friday’s match against Portugal in Sochi.

“All this is a big blow, but we are training again later today, we will stay together and move forward.” He said, “The players are very focused and they have told me they are fully committed and will give 100 per cent.”

It will be interesting to see how Spain performs in FIFA World cup 2018.

Meanwhile, it’s time to bid adieu to  Julen Lopetegui.

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