Spain Sack Manager On Eve Of World Cup

Written 7 months ago by Newsroom

Spain have sacked manager Julen Lopetegui just at day before the start of the World Cup.

It follows yesterday’s shock announcement that the 51 year old former goalkeeper would be taking over at Real Madrid.

The Spanish F-A says they were forced to dismiss Lopetegui because the appointment was made without their knowledge.

Spain open their Group B campaign against neighbours Portugal on Friday.

A successor has yet to be named, although Under 21 coach Albert Celades is tipped to take over.