Spain FA on Wednesday named Fernando Hierro just a couple of hours after sacking new Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui. Lopetegui was shockingly sacked on Wednesday just 24 hours after it was announced he would take over as Real Madrid head coach following the World Cup.
Former Real Madrid star Hierro will be in the dugout when Spain open their Group B campaign against Portugal on Friday.
On Wednesday, Spain delayed a press conference at the Krasnodar Stadium by well over an hour before Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales announced the decision.
He said: “We have been forced to dispense with the national coach.”
Rubiales added: “We wish him the best of luck.”Suggestions first emerged early on Wednesday that Rubiales was not happy with the situation and would remove Lopetegui just two days before Spain’s Group B opener.