- 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 announced 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 UK.
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.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how the Spanish Football Federation sacked their manager Julen Lopetegui just a day to the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
President of the Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales was said to be so furious when European League champions Real Madrid confirmed him as their new manager who will replace Zinedine Zidane.
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