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Who is Spain boss Fernando Hierro, did he play for Bolton, and why did Julen Lopetegui get sacked on the eve of the World Cup?

10 days ago   |   By The Sun


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Fernando Hierro to coach Spain during World Cup following Julen Lopetegui sacking

10 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Spain FA President Luis Rubiales says the sacking of Julen Lopetegui was in the best interests of the Spanish Football Federation.
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti delves into Julen Lopetegui's sacking as Spain manager just two days out from their World Cup opener against Portugal.
The FC crew react to Real Madrid's appointment of Julen Lopetegui as manager, questioning the timing as he prepares to lead Spain at the World Cup.
Fernando Hierro will take charge of Spain at the World Cup following Julen Lopetegui's sacking.
It was confirmed that Hierro, who won 89 caps for Spain between 1989 and 2002...
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Lopetegui out, Hierro in as Spain left reeling in shambolic World Cup preparation

10 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti delves into Julen Lopetegui's sacking as Spain manager just two days out from their World Cup opener against Portugal.
Spain FA President Luis Rubiales says the sacking of Julen Lopetegui was in the best interests of the Spanish Football Federation.
The FC crew react to Real Madrid's appointment of Julen Lopetegui as manager, questioning the timing as he prepares to lead Spain at the World Cup.
The most dramatic and potentially destructive 24 hours in Spanish football history has left the national team reeling ahead of their World Cup opener against Portugal on...
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Fernando Hierro takes over as Spain boss for World Cup

10 days ago   |   By Wessexfm

Spain's sporting director Fernando Hierro will take over as Spain head coach for the World Cup following Julen Lopetegui's sacking on Wednesday.
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World Cup 2018: Spain chop off the head and leave a flailing body as Fernando Hierro replaces sacked Julen Lopetegui

10 days ago   |   By The Independent

A crazy 24 hours has seen the Spanish FA sack head coach Lopetegui, install their sporting director as his replacement and leave a promising World Cup campaign in tatters
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Spain name new manager after shock Julen Lopetegui axing

Spain name new manager after shock Julen Lopetegui axing

10 days ago   |   By 101 Great Goals

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Spain have named Fernando Hierro and Albert Celades as their new coaches on the eve of the World Cup, after shockingly dispensing with Julen Lopetegui after the manager decided to join Real Madrid next season.
The Spanish FA were furious with the decision of Lopetegui, and wanted to sack him yesterday yet the players protested - however a decision was quickly made and a presser called for earlier today, with the new Real Madrid boss now waiting for the season to start and facing a summer out of work.
It was a shocking decision and one that rocked football, given most people...
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Cheeky Cesc Fabregas relishes Spain chaos after manager snub

Cheeky Cesc Fabregas relishes Spain chaos after manager snub

10 days ago   |   By Chelsea News

There's been some explosive news on the eve of the World Cup, and it affects plenty of Chelsea stars.
With just two days until their first game, Spain have fired manager Julen Lopetegui.
The Basque had just agreed to take the Real Madrid job after the World Cup, and that decision clearly didn't go down too well with the Spanish FA.
They've sacked Lopetegui within 24 hours, and left their team in the lurch on a point of principle.
While Cesar Azpilicueta is actually in the squad and will now be in a state of real uncertainty, the Chelsea players who were left out - like Alvaro Morata and...
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Julen Lopetegui sacked: Spain FA chief reveals why Real Madrid deal 'forced' him to sack coach one day before World Cup

10 days ago   |   By Evening Standard

Spain's World Cup preparations are in turmoil after the sacking of head coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament.
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Spain sack coach Julen Lopetegui 48 before World Cup clash against Portugal leaving Twitter in shock

10 days ago   |   By The Irish Sun


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Cesc Fabregas makes Spain call-up joke as Julen Lopetegui is sacked on eve of World Cup

Cesc Fabregas makes Spain call-up joke as Julen Lopetegui is sacked on eve of World Cup

10 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

The world of football took no time at all to react to the shock news that Spain had sacked boss Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the Russia World Cup. Cesc Fabregas couldn't resist making a joke.
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Spain sack Julen Lopetegui as coach before World Cup after taking Real Madrid job

10 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Julen Lopetegui has been sacked as Spain national coach on the eve of the World Cup, one day after
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Next Spain manager odds: Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger and Luis Enrique among favourites

10 days ago   |   By Evening Standard

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is among the favourites to succeed Julen Lopetegu after Spain sensationally axed their coach just one day before the start of the World Cup.
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Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas reacts to Spain sacking Julen Lopetegui before World Cup - 'Maybe I get a call-up now!'

10 days ago   |   By Evening Standard

Cesc Fabregas has joked that he may get a call up to Spain's World Cup squad following Julen Lopetegui's shock sacking as head coach.
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Julen Lopetegui sacked as Spain manager just one day before World Cup starts

Julen Lopetegui sacked as Spain manager just one day before World Cup starts

10 days ago   |   By The Telegraph


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Spain sack head coach Julen Lopetegui day before the World Cup

10 days ago   |   By Wessexfm

Spain have sacked head coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup and just days after he was named as the new boss at Real Madrid.
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Eddie Jones praises Danny Cipriani after kickstarting England's revival in...

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Eddie Jones praised Danny Cipriani's clinical instincts as the fly-half brilliantly engineered the late try which halted England's five-Test losing streak and ended their tour... Read more ...

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Germany, Mexico and Belgium all won on Saturday. Sportsmail has been watching events both on and off the pitch to find the best of the things you missed from day 10 of the... Read more ...

Man given five-year football banning order after video of England fans...

Man given five-year football banning order after video of England fans singing anti-Semitic song at World Cup

Michael Herbert, 57, appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court on Saturday, where he was handed a five-year football banning order, the National Police Chiefs' Council said Read more ...