Axed Spain women's coach Jorge Vilda promises to fight sacking and calls in lawyers
Jorge Vilda has vowed to contest his sacking as the ex-Spanish women's coach maintains his dismissal was "unfair".
Vilda led the country to their first ever triumph in the Women's World Cup, beating England in the final in Sydney, but found himself engulfed in the controversy that followed Luis Rubiales kissing Jeni Hermoso with Vilda a close ally of the heavily criticised RFEF president.
The former boss, who won 75 of his 108 games in charge, believes he was sacked prematurely with an agreement in place with Rubiales from him to stay on for another five years and he's ready to fight the recent decision with the assistance of his lawyers.
He told Relevo: "I consider myself a coach until 2028. This is what my lawyers tell me and even more so when there was already a prior and consensual agreement in the Assembly. In the Assembly it is said publicly, but previously that contract had been perfected with a four-year renewal."