Jorge Vilda has been sacked as manager of Spain’s women’s side two weeks on from their World Cup win.
The 42-year-old guided Spain to their first ever World Cup triumph, beating England 1-0 in Australia.
Spain’s decision comes amid their crisis with president Luis Rubiales after he kissed star player Jenni Hermoso on the lips.
The incident led to Vilda’s backroom staff to all resign, though the manager refused to join the exodus.
Following criticism aimed at Rubiales, it was expected that he would stand down from his position, only to state he would staying on as he took aim at ‘false feminism’.
He even offered Vilda a new contract following Spain’s historic achievement.
Though Vilda later sided with those protesting against Rubiales as he condemned his ”inappropriate and unacceptable’ conduct’.
Rubiales meanwhile has since been suspended by FIFA for 90 days after Hermoso was threatened with legal action.
And now the Spanish FA have axed Vilda, with his dismissal seen as a ‘symbol’ of change.
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