Spain have officially appointed Fernando Hierro as their new head coach for the incoming World Cup shortly after the sacking of Julen Lopetegui.


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Former Real Madrid captain and assistant 

manager Fernando Hierro has been 

appointed Spain Coach for the 2018 World 

Cup.

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 

finish.


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.