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Spain World Cup 'keeper De Gea wants public apology from prime minister

Spain World Cup 'keeper De Gea wants public apology from prime minister

Real Madrid announced Tuesday that Lopetegui would take over as their manager next season, replacing Zinedine Zidane, who stepped down just days after guiding the club to a third successive Uefa Champions League title.

"The RFEF can not stay on the margin of the contractual situation of one of its workers", he said.

The Spanish FA (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales confirmed the sacking at a press conference in the Russian city of Krasnodar, where the team are based, on Wednesday.

Julen Lopetegui has never lost a match since taking the reins of the Spanish national team following their early Euro exit in 2016, earning 14 wins and six draws.

But that's exactly what Spain has done by firing manager Julen Lopetegui on Wednesday, the day before the massively important tournament was scheduled to kick-off in Russian Federation. I am very relaxed, all of us are, we have acted in a fully professional and honest way. I admire Julen very much, I respect him very much. As Spain, one of the favourites to win the competition, takes on Portugal in a Group B match on Friday, the timing of the decision to fire its coach is shocking.

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Rubiales was furious with Lopetegui for talking to Real Madrid before the World Cup and then by the announcement from the reigning European champions that they had appointed the former Porto boss as their new coach.

"We are going to touch as little as possible".

Rubiales said the players, who Spanish media said had tried to dissuade him from such drastic action, had vowed to give everything for the team.

Lopetegui and Perez informed Rubiales just five minutes before Real's announcement, only three days before their first World Cup game, and the RFEF felt it was "unacceptable". "I found out five minutes before the official statement came out, I asked nothing to be done, because the news caught me in Moscow". I'm sure this will, over time, make us stronger. We know we have a a great chance, that's what I have transmitted to them.

Almost 30 years ago, MI faced nearly the same situation as Spain when coach Bill Frieder announced before the NCAA tournament that he would leave after the season to take over Arizona State.


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