OFFICIAL PRESS CONFERENCE | RFEF dismisses Julen Lopetegui

13 Jun 2018
President Luis Rubiales recognises the "impeccable" work carried out with the Spanish National Team
  • "There are decisions that have to be taken due to values and behaviours" 
  • Rubiales recognises the "impeccable" work carried out with the Spanish National Team 

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has decided to replace Spain's Head Coach, Julen Lopetegui, after recognising his professionalism and the "impeccable" work carried out with the National Team. 

"We've been obliged to dismiss Julen Lopetegui because there are decisions that have to be taken due certain behaviours and values," pointed out the Federation's President, Luis Rubiales. 
 
Rubiales undestands the negotiation on behalf of Julen has been "legitimate", but "manners are important" and he does not agree with the way things were done. 

"There has to be a clear message for all the Federation workers, there's a way of acting and delivering," and in this case there has been "an absence of the Federation's participation", he stated.
 
Furthermore, he pointed out that the players "will do everything within their reach to achieve the best results of the World Cup". "Now we have to go work together," he concluded.