Sacking is unfair after World Cup win - ex-Spain coach Vilda

2023-09-06 09:00:07  • 5 mins

Jorge Vilda (right) is considered a close ally of Luis Rubiales (left)

Former Spain head coach Jorge Vilda says being sacked weeks after winning the Women's World Cup was "unfair".

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) dismissed Vilda on Tuesday, with Montse Tome named his successor.

Vilda's exit came amid the fallout after the behaviour of RFEF president Luis Rubiales at the World Cup final.

"In sporting terms, I am going to accept all the criticisms, but on a personal level I think it has been unfair," Vilda, 42, told Cadena SER.

"It has been a special year. Nothing has ever been said directly but indirectly things have been said that do not suit me. Things have been said that are not true."

Spain beat England in the World Cup final on 20 August but the win was overshadowed by Rubiales kissing forward Jenni Hermoso, which she has said was not consensual.

Most of Vilda's coaching staff resigned and 81 players refused to play for Spain in the aftermath.

Rubiales has refused to resign but has been provisionally suspended by Fifa, football's world governing body, with Pedro Rocha appointed interim president.

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