The Spanish FA have sacked manager Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the 2018 World Cup, after the 51-year-old was confirmed as Real Madrid's new manager on Tuesday.
The decision came after a morning of meetings with
Rubiales confirms players tried to save Lopetegui but this was not enough, solely FA's decision, he says. #ESP— footballespana (@footballespana_) June 13, 2018
Rubiales had said on his arrival to Spain's World Cup base: "This is not the time to talk, but we will make the decision that best suits the squad, we will do things responsibly."
Julen Lopetegui: Never lost a match as Spain head coach, winning 14 and drawing 6 of the 20 matches he oversaw pic.twitter.com/FI1xq2Eeo8— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) June 13, 2018