Hierro Resigns As Spain’s National Team Coach

The Spanish FA (RFEF) has announced that Fernando Hierro will not continue in the post of Spain head coach following the country’s last-16 exit at the hands of Russia at World Cup 2018.

Hierro was hastily ushered into the position after the sacking of Julen Lopetegui just days before the competition began, which followed the announcement that his predecessor would take up a role with Real Madrid at the end of the tournament.

Spain started the competition with a 3-3 draw then defeated Iran 1-0. They won Group B after a 2-2 draw with Morocco, but flirted with the exit door as they fell behind in that match.

Once in the knockout phase, they held the upper hand on Russia but were ultimately eliminated after penalties, which was enough to convince Hierro that the role is not for him.

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