SPAIN have sacked Julen Lopetegui just two days before their first World Cup match – despite the late efforts of senior players.
RFEF president Luis Rubiales revealed the decision after a dramatic morning when a press conference was called for 9.30am and then delayed over an hour and a half. Lopetegui Lopetegui was announced as the new Real Madrid manager yesterday and Rubiales has confirmed he has now sacked him.
He said: “We have been forced to dispense with the national coach, we wish him the best of luck, what the Spanish gets, will have to do with the work he has developed. “We have to work on a series of decisions that come two days before the beginning of Russia 2018.