Spain have officially appointed Fernando Hierro as their new head coach for the incoming World Cup shortly after the sacking of Julen Lopetegui.
Former Real Madrid captain and assistant
manager Fernando Hierro has been
appointed Spain Coach for the 2018 World
The former defender had been sporting
director for the Spanish FA and his swif
appointment is seen as a seamless
transition for the national team.
The former Madrid captain has one season
of managerial experience having coached
La Liga 123 side Real Oviedo in the 2016-17
but left a year ago following a mid-table
Hierro netted 29 times for Spain in 89
international appearances whilst his playing
career spanned spells with Real Valladolid,
Madrid, Bolton Wanderers and Al Rayyan.
Hierro captained his nation and his most
memorable goal was against Switzerland in
a last 16 tie at the 1994 World Cup.