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Spain Fire Manager Just Hours to the World Cup

With hours remaining for the greatest show piece in football to start, Spain rocked the entire world with very interesting news after they fired their manager Julen Lopetegui.

The 21st tournament of FIFA World Cup will be kicking off in Russia tomorrow afternoon as the host nation Russia host Saudi Arabia in front of thousands of fans.

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And as the rest of the World is getting geared up for the tournament, Spain today fired their manager Julen after news had circulated on media that he had agreed to join Real Madrid after the tournament.

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Julen Lopetegui of Spain speaks to Gerard Pique during a training session. (Image Credit: EuroSport)

In any other case, this would not have been any problem as some managers have accepted deals to join clubs during the tournament, Antonio Conte joined Chelsea during the 2016 Euros among many others.

Real Madrid have been without a manager after Zinedine Zidane stepped down from the position just days after winning his 3rd consecutive UEFA Champions League trophy for the club.

The pressure for Real Madrid to replace Zidane before the world cup was really high and after weeks of looking around, they zeroed down to Julen Lopetegui a former player for Real Madrid who was in between posts.

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Julen has been very instrumental in working with youth in Spanish team (Image Credit: SkySports.com)

Julen for Spain, played 26 games and lost none. This is such an incredible record that probably Real Madrid felt that they needed at the Bernabeu.

The decision to fire the Spanish coach though according to the president of the Spanish Football Federation was an obligation. President Luis Rubiales said that he felt the decision was an obligation to the nation after the manager had chosen to have negotiations with Real Madrid behind the back of the national team.

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Senior Players of the national team Iniesta and Ramos with fired manager Julen Lopetegui (Image Credit: Metro UK)

The announcement to sack the manager came after the president and the federation had had discussions with the players.

Fernando Hierro a legend at Real Madrid as well will take over the management of the national team for during this period of the World Cup. Spain will be hoping that Hierro will guide the team to a great performance at the tournament.

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Fernando Hierro a Real Madrid legend will take over management of Spain (Image Creidt: Daily Express)

Author: Moses Echodu

Moses is a freelance writer for Newslibre and Programs Associate at the Uganda Child Cancer Foundation. He loves writing about sports, politics and news around the globe and Inspiring new young people!!

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