Fernando Hierro cutting all ties with Spain setup

Ruben Hill
July 9, 2018

Hierro was not expected to continue as coach after the World Cup but the RFEF has announced he will not stay with the organisation in any role. Lopetegui's decision to accept the Madrid contract irked the Spanish Football Federation and he was sacked even after signing a new contract before World Cup.

Fernando Hierro has left his Spain coaching role and will not also return as the Sporting Director, Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed.

Hierro declined to return to his previous job as the federation's technical director and "will undertake new professional challenges", the federation wrote.

The Spanish FA thanked Hierro for his short spell in charge in a statement published on their official website.

"The Federation want to highlight the professional and human values of an extraordinary athlete to whom we wish the best of fortunes".

Interestingly, the 50-year-old Hierro was handed the managerial position after ex-boss Lopetetgui quit the role to join the Los Blancos as new manager.

Spain lead Group B in the opening round of the World Cup, beating Iran 1-0 and tying with both Portugal and Morocco.

Andres Iniesta, the former Barcelona great who scored the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final, retired from the global team after the defeat to Russian Federation.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that that former World Cup winners Spain have named Fernando Hierro as their new coach ahead of their campaign at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

Hierro took interim charge of Spain on the eve of the tournament in Russian Federation, after Julen Lopetegui was dramatically sacked as La Roja boss following the announcement of his appointment by Real Madrid.

Lopetegui's decision to have accepted Real Madrid job masterminded the rationale for him to have been axed by the Spanish Football Federation chiefs.

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