Friday, September 29, 2023

Jorge Vilda sacked as Spain’s women’s coach just two weeks after winning World Cup amid Luis Rubiales crisis

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 the final in Australia.

Vilda oversaw Spain’s World Cup win in Sydney where England were beaten 1-0Getty

He has now been sacked just two weeks after the historic achievementGetty

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, who had been in charge of the women’s side since 2015, 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.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Spanish Football Federation apologised for the “enormous damage” caused by the actions of Rubiales.

Vilda didn’t resign along with his coaching staff in protest towards RubialesGetty

A statement read: “The damage caused to Spanish football, to Spanish sport, to Spanish society and the values of football and sport as a whole have been enormous.

“Mr Rubiales’ actions do not represent the values defended by the Spanish federation, nor the values of Spanish society as a whole.

“His actions must be attributed solely and exclusively to him, since he is the one solely responsible for those actions before society, before the sports governing bodies and, if applicable, before justice.

“To be clear, this position was that of Mr Rubiales, not that of the RFEF.

“We feel especially sorry and ashamed for the pain and additional distress this has caused.”

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