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Former Wanderer Hierro takes charge of Spain for the World Cup


Bolton Wanderers v Everton Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

Former Real Madrid and Bolton Wanderers legend Fernando Hierro has been appointed Spain manager for the World Cup in Russia.

In what is quite possibly the most extraordinary World Cup story, the Spanish football federation has stated:

“Fernando Hierro will assume the position of national coach in the World Championship of Russia and will appear before the media accompanied by the president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales. Next, he will direct his first training and on Friday he will debut in Sochi at the premiere of Spain against Portugal. The RFEF calls the media at 6:30 p.m. (local time, 5:30 p.m. Spanish time) in the Krasnodar Stadium press room.”

Earlier today, Julen Lopetegui was sacked, after being announced as Real Madrid manager yesterday. Turns out he apparently didn’t tell the Spanish FA of his decision to leave.

Anyway, Sporting Director Hierro will take charge in Russia, linking up with another former Wanderer, Rodrigo Moreno.

Everyone at LOV wishes Fernando the best of luck in this bizarre situation!