BREAKING: Spain U-21 manager takes over from Lopetegui
NEWS DIGEST – Spain has announced that it’s U-21 manager, Albert Celades who traveled with the team to Russia as part of the coaching crew will take over the senior team duties for their match against Iberian rivals Portugal on Friday.
The NEWS DIGEST had reported that the Spanish Football Federation have confirmed the dismissal of coach, Julen Lopetegui just 24 hours before the World Cup begins.
Celades has been in charge of Spain U-21 team since 2014 and now has the mantle to lead La Roja in Russia with the weighty expectations placed on their shoulders as strong favourites to lift the vaunted trophy.
Spain begin their World Cup campaign with a tie against enemies portugal on Friday in Sochi before locking horns with Morocco and Iran in their remaining group stage games.