Jorge Vilda, Spain’s Women’s Soccer Coach, Is Fired

6 months ago
Jorge Vilda, , Spain’s Women’s Soccer Coach, Is Fired.
Vilda has been fired amid the fallout over RFEF President Luis Rubiales kissing forward Jennifer Hermoso without consent after Spain won the Women's World Cup, CNN reports. .
Vilda has been fired amid the fallout over RFEF President Luis Rubiales kissing forward Jennifer Hermoso without consent after Spain won the Women's World Cup, CNN reports. .
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said that Vilda was "key to the notable growth of women’s football and leaves Spain as world champions and second in the FIFA rankings.".
The decision to fire the head coach represents "one of the first measures of restructuring announced by (interim) President Pedro Rocha," the federation said. .
When Spain beat the Netherlands and Sweden in the quarterfinals and semifinals of the World Cup, .
When Spain beat the Netherlands and Sweden in the quarterfinals and semifinals of the World Cup, .
social media videos of the head coach
went viral, depicting "cold reactions from
some of Spain's substituted players toward
Vilda and his staff," CNN reports. .
Last year, 15 senior women's squad members sent letters to RFEF to say they'd no longer play unless changes were made to the coaching staff.
Three of those players, Mariona Caldentey, Aitana Bonmatí and Ona Batlle, were on Spain's World Cup team.
Three of those players, Mariona Caldentey, Aitana Bonmatí and Ona Batlle, were on Spain's World Cup team.
Three of those players, Mariona Caldentey, Aitana Bonmatí and Ona Batlle, were on Spain's World Cup team.
Controversy escalated when Vilda seemingly touched a female staff member inappropriately
after Spain scored a goal against England.
Montse Tomé will replace Vilda.
Rubiales has been given a 90-day suspension as disciplinary proceedings take place.
He previously said that he would not resign and that the kiss was "mutual," which Hermoso adamantly denies.

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