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Breaking news

https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/jun/13/world-cup-2018-news-spain-reaction-lopetegui-real-madrid-live

 

Here’s the Spanish FA president and former Hamilton Academical defender Luis Rubiales explaining the decision

“We have to decided to fire the national coach. What we have achieved in getting here is due in great part to him, and we must thank him and wish him luck. The Spanish national team is the team of all the Spaniards. We only found out just five minutes before that he was leaving for Madrid. “There is a way that you must act, Julen has worked in a great way with the team, but we cannot accept how he has acted in this case.”

 

This is an astonishing development, just 29 hours before the start of the World Cup. To compound matters, it sounds like the players were strongly against the move. But the former Hamilton Academical defender Luis Rubiales, now Spanish FA president, was not for turning.

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2 hours ago, compo said:

They should ask pep to take over for the tournament 

Pep has been quoted as saying he would love to manage at a World Cup.

 

Seriously.... does anyone think that Pep wouldn't be a good move for this Spanish team ?  A bunch of Catalans, even the Madrid players like him - and he is one of, if not the, best manager of his generation.

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And yet I don't see (m)any suggesting that Real Madrid were acting very unpatriotic by allowing the announcement to be made prior to their nation competing for the most coveted trophy in World Football.

 

You would have thought that even Real Madrid would have realized that releasing this information days prior to the start of the WC would have an unsettling affect on their country's chances ?  But, no, Barca are the club to be hated in Spain.....

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8 minutes ago, craig said:

And yet I don't see (m)any suggesting that Real Madrid were acting very unpatriotic by allowing the announcement to be made prior to their nation competing for the most coveted trophy in World Football.

 

You would have thought that even Real Madrid would have realized that releasing this information days prior to the start of the WC would have an unsettling affect on their country's chances ?  But, no, Barca are the club to be hated in Spain.....

They (RM) considered it the lesser of two evils.

 

ie. had they not released it and it had leaked once the WC was up and running it would have been considered worse by many.

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