Jorge Vilda, Coach of Spains Womens Soccer Team, Is Fired
Players had accused the coach, Jorge Vilda, of outdated methods and controlling behavior. His boss, Luis Rubiales, is still embroiled in scandal over a nonconsensual kiss.
The coach of the Spanish national soccer team that won the Womens World Cup trophy last month was ousted on Tuesday by the countrys soccer federation, after months of complaints from players who accused him of outdated methods and controlling behavior.
The firing of the coach, Jorge Vilda, comes as the fate of one of his most ardent supporters, Spains soccer federation chief, Luis Rubiales, hangs in the balance. Mr. Rubiales forcibly kissed a member of the national team at a medals ceremony in Australia, setting off a national controversy in Spain and highlighting sexism in the sport.
The federation said in statement that as one of the first measures of renewal announced by the interim president, Pedro Rocha, it had decided to do without the services of Mr. Vilda as sporting director and national womens coach, a role which he accepted in 2015.