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Russia: Real job ends Lopetegui’s Spain reign straight off the WC plane03:23

Russia: Real job ends Lopetegui’s Spain reign straight off the WC plane

Russian Federation, Krasnador
June 13, 2018 at 10:49 GMT -00:00 · Published

The President of the Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales announced on Wednesday, during a press conference in Krasnodar, that Spanish national football coach Julen Lopetegui had been fired one day after the unexpected announcement that Lopetegui would take over as Real Madrid coach for next season.

“I am speaking here on behalf of the Royal Spanish Football Federation to communicate that we have been obliged to fire the head coach [of the national team]. In this moment, we should remember all the positive things that he has done for the national team to be here. If the national team has reached this point with so much quality and so good results, that’s also because of him” announced Rubiales.

He said that the fact of Lopetegui taking over as Real Madrid coach was “legitimate”, but that “the Spanish Football Federation didn’t receive any information about this, barely five minutes before a press statement”.

“The situation is very difficult, very complicated”, concluded Rubiales.

The announcement comes two days ahead of their debut match against Portugal in the 2018 World Cup.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Lopetegui would take over Zinedine Zidane’s job as coach of Real Madrid, after he resigned in May.

Russia: Real job ends Lopetegui’s Spain reign straight off the WC plane03:23
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The President of the Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales announced on Wednesday, during a press conference in Krasnodar, that Spanish national football coach Julen Lopetegui had been fired one day after the unexpected announcement that Lopetegui would take over as Real Madrid coach for next season.

“I am speaking here on behalf of the Royal Spanish Football Federation to communicate that we have been obliged to fire the head coach [of the national team]. In this moment, we should remember all the positive things that he has done for the national team to be here. If the national team has reached this point with so much quality and so good results, that’s also because of him” announced Rubiales.

He said that the fact of Lopetegui taking over as Real Madrid coach was “legitimate”, but that “the Spanish Football Federation didn’t receive any information about this, barely five minutes before a press statement”.

“The situation is very difficult, very complicated”, concluded Rubiales.

The announcement comes two days ahead of their debut match against Portugal in the 2018 World Cup.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Lopetegui would take over Zinedine Zidane’s job as coach of Real Madrid, after he resigned in May.

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