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Julen Lopetegui wishes Spain success in World Cup before return to Madrid

The FC crew answer your tweets on Spain's chances at the World Cup after sacking their manager, Craig Burley and Steve Nicol's golf game and more. Gab Marcotti and the FC crew discuss the Spanish FA's decision to sack Julen Lopetegui and examine how it will affect their World Cup campaign. Fernando Hierro revealed he couldn't let his country down after he was appointed Spain manager following Julen Lopetegui's sacking. Former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui wished the team all the best in the World Cup before flying back from Russia to immediately begin his new job with Real Madrid. The club announced Lopetegui would be their new coach after the tournament, blindsiding federation president Luis Rubiales, who reacted by firing Lopetegui two days before Spain's World Cup opener against Portugal and naming sporting director Francisco Hierro as his replacement. "I'm very sad, but we have a magnificent team and I hope......


Published By: ESPN FC - Thursday, 14 June

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