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Fernando Hierro Quits Role As Spain Manager

The Spanish coach Fernando Hierro has stepped down from his role with the international giants after a disappointing exit from the World Cup.

Fernando Hierro, who coached the Spanish national team during their disappointing World Cup finals campaign in Russia, has decided to step down from his role as manager.

Hierro, 50, was originally occupying a role as the international side’s sporting director, took the reins when the former-manager Julen Lopetegui was sacked just two days before the beginning of the World Cup last month.

Now, following his side’s exit from the tournament after losing out on penalties to host-nation Russia, Hierro has announced that he will leave both his temporary role as manager and his former role as sporting director.

Overall, it was a disappointing time for the Spaniards – one that saw many people throwing around the phrase ‘end of an era’ given the advancing age of some of their most important key players.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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