Official: Fernando Hierro Appointed As Interim Spain Manager For Duration Of World Cup

Chris Wright

13th, June 2018


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Good grief, it’s difficult to keep up.

Just when it looked like Albert Celades was about to step up from the Under-21s and replace the freshly-sacked Julen Lopetegui as Spain manager for the World Cup, the RFEF have gone and handed the job to Fernando Hierro.

Already in situ as the federation’s sporting director, Hierro will now operate as interim head coach for the duration of the tournament.

Holding out for a Hierro, indeed.

The former Bolton defender will be formally handed the reigns later today when he appears alongside RFEF president Luis Rubiales at a press conference scheduled for 18:30 (local time) this evening.

You’ve got to give it to Spain – they only ever go full beans, whether steamrollering to victory or torpedoing themselves from the outset.