Jorge Vilda is gone but this must be the beginning, not the end
Jorge Vildas weak attempt to jump off a sinking ship that he was first mate on has failed. He is now gone but he had to be pushed. His crew had abandoned him, with 81 players ruling themselves out of contention for selection for the Spanish national team and most of his staff resigning but still the head coach clung on.
His limp condemnation of the actions of the president of the Spanish football federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, who was seen kissing Jenni Hermoso on the lips and separately grabbing his crotch before lifting Athenea del Castillo over his shoulder, came almost a whole week after the World Cup victory of his team that had been overshadowed by the above controversy.
Jorge Vilda sacked as Spain coach amid continuing fallout over Rubiales kiss
In a statement on Saturday 26 August he said he regretted deeply that the victory of Spanish womens football has been harmed by the inappropriate behaviour [of] our until now top leader, Luis Rubiales. It was too little too late, the actions of a desperate man more than complicit in developing an environment the players have protested against over and over to a point that 15 players withdrew their services from the national team last year, partly to protect their health.