SPAIN has sacked its manager just one day before the start of the World Cup.
Spanish FA president and former Hamilton Academical defender Luis Rubiales said:
“We have to decided to fire the national coach.
“What we have achieved in getting here is due in great part to him, and we must thank him and wish him luck. The Spanish national team is the team of all the Spaniards.
“We only found out just five minutes before that he was leaving for Madrid.
“There is a way that you must act, Julen has worked in a great way with the team, but we cannot accept how he has acted in this case.”