Why Spain sacked Julen Lopetegui only days before their World Cup first match

Spain sacked head coach Julen  Lopetegui two days before their opening World Cup match against Portugal after he was named the new Real Madrid boss.

Real Madrid announced that Lopetegui will take over, on a three-year deal, at the Bernabeu after Zinedine Zidane stepped down from the role.

The Spanish football federation (RFEF) said the 51-year-old failed to inform them of the negotiations with Real Madrid.

Although RFEF have announced they respect Lopetegui a lot the president, Luis Rubiales, has said “You can’t do things this way, two or three days before the World Cup. We have been compelled to make this decision.”

Lopetegui became the Spain bossed in 2016 and has remained unbeaten through his reign, winning 14 and drawing 6.

Is this the right move for a team expected to go far in the World Cup?

By Liam Amos

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