Fifa World Cup 2018 Just days before the Fifa World Cup 2018 in Russia is due to start and Spain has to face major setback, The announcement initially claimed that the 51-year-old would take the reins at Santiago Bernabeu after the conclusion of the tournament, but La Roja have acted now after making the announcement at a press conference in Krasnodar but after the announcement in public made by the president of Real Madrid things so complex for Spain now.
“We have decided to fire the national coach,” Spanish Football Federation president, Luis Rubiales, said. “What we have achieved in getting here is due in great part to him, and we must thank him and wish him luck.”
Rubiales insists he does not feel undermined but has suggested that Real acted in a manner unbecoming of their status.
He added: “I don’t feel betrayed. Lopetegui has done impeccable work. How all this has been done is something else”.
“I have spoken with the players and I can guarantee they will do everything, along with the new coach, to take the team as far as possible.
“Real Madrid looks for the best coach, that is fine by me. I have no opinion about how Real Madrid act. But the federation has an obligation to represent all Spaniards.
“I found out [about the deal with Madrid] five minutes beforehand and asked for nothing to be done, that I was getting a plane and coming here.
“But, after five minutes, I saw it in the press and we had to react. We have a responsibility. I know there will be criticism but the values of the RFEF are set by the RFEF itself.
“To win is very important, to have the best coach is very important, but above everything is acting in the right way. Maybe this is tough now, but in the end, it will make us stronger.”
Lopetegui sacked by Spain on eve of Fifa World Cup 2018 kick-off after Real Madrid appointment.