June 13, 2018 / 12:14 PM / 6 months ago

Fernando Hierro named Spain's new national team coach for World Cup

Soccer Football - World Cup - Spain Press Conference - Krasnodar, Russia - June 10, 2018 Spain coach Fernando Hierro and Spanish football president Luis Rubiales during the press conference REUTERS/Stringer

MADRID (Reuters) - Sporting Director of Spain’s Football Federation (RFEF) Fernando Hierro has been named the national team’s new coach for the duration of the World Cup in Russia, the Federation said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Hierro replaced Julen Lopetegui who was sacked earlier on Wednesday after the federation said he failed to tell them he had agreed to join Real Madrid after the tournament.

Reporting by Raquel Castillo; Writing by Paul Day; Editing by Tomas Cobos

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