Spain appoint Fernando Hierro as manager for World Cup

By AFP
Published: June 13, 2018
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50-year-old only real coaching experience was during second division Spanish outfit Oviedo for one season. PHOTO: AFP

50-year-old only real coaching experience was during second division Spanish outfit Oviedo for one season. PHOTO: AFP

KRASNODAR: Spain on Wednesday named federation sporting director Fernando Hierro as its World Cup coach to replace Julen Lopetegui, who was sensationally sacked after his appointment as Real Madrid manager.

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“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.

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