FIFA World Cup 2018: Spain Name Fernando Hierro As Coach For World Cup

Updated: 13 June 2018 18:17 IST

Fernando Hierro has replaced Julen Lopetegui, who was sensationally sacked after his appointment as Real Madrid manager.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Spain Name Fernando Hierro As Coach For World Cup
Spain on Wednesday named Fernando Hierro as their FIFA World Cup 2018 coach. © AFP

Spain on Wednesday named Fernando Hierro as their FIFA World Cup 2018 coach. Hierro has replaced Julen Lopetegui, who was sensationally sacked after his appointment as Real Madrid manager.

"Fernando Hierro will assume coaching responsibilities at the World Cup in Russia," the Spanish football federation announced.

The 50-year-old Hierro's only real coaching experience came when he was in charge of second division Spanish outfit Oviedo for one season.

(With AFP inputs)

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Highlights
  • Spain named Fernando Hierro as their FIFA World Cup 2018 coach
  • Hierro has replaced Julen Lopetegui
  • Lopetegui was sacked after his appointment as Real Madrid manager
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