By Jonah Kirabo
The Spanish Football Federation has announced Spain’s Under 21 coach, Albert Celades as the national team’s coach minutes after sacking Julen Lopetegui.
Julen (51) was shown the exit on Wednesday 13th June, 18 hours after Real Madrid had announced him as their next manager, taking over from Zidane next season. The Federation argued that he dealt with the Spanish La Liga’s giants ‘secretly’ without prior notice to them.
Celades will now be tasked to prepare the team for their World Cup opening fixture in Group B against Cristiano Ronaldo’s portugal and he will be assisted by Fernando Hierro.
Albert Celades López (born 29 September 1975) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and is the current manager of the Spain national football team
He was best known for his stints with Barcelona and Real Madrid,and he amassed La Liga total of 223 games and eight goals over the course of 12 seasons, winning ten major titles both clubs combined.
Celades appeared with the Spain national team at the 1998 World Cup.