The Spanish women’s football team manager, Jorge Vilda, has been sacked in the wake of the Rubiales kiss furore, Reuters reports.
The former coach led Spain to World Cup victory when his side beat England 1-0 in the final.
But he faced scrutiny after he applauded RFEF President Luis Rubiales’ controversial speech at the RFEF assembly last Friday.
Rubiales has faced widespread criticism after he kissed player Jenni Hermoso on the lips in the aftermath of Spain’s 1-0 victory against England in the final on 20 August.
Addressing Vilda directly on Friday, Rubiales called him the best coach in women’s football and offered him a new four-year contract worth €500,000 (£429,000) a year.
By Saturday, Vilda had changed his tune, releasing a statement criticising Rubiales, but stopping short of calling for his resignation or dismissal.
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