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Spain’s football federation ‘preparing to sack’ women’s World Cup winning coach, Vilda



FILE PHOTO-Soccer Football - FIFA Women's World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 - Final - Spain v England - Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia - August 20, 2023 Spain coach Jorge Vilda celebrates winning the world cup REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights

Spain’s football federation (RFEF) is preparing to sack Jorge Vilda, the coach of its World Cup-winning women’s team, after he refused a request to resign, a federation source said on Thursday.

A new board constituted after the suspension of RFEF President Luis Rubiales by the sport’s world governing body FIFA over a kiss he planted on a player’s lips has agreed to work on terminating coach Vilda’s contract, the source told Reuters.

The board is also negotiating with players of the women’s team who have gone on strike over the incident for their return.

Vilda, who has backed Rubiales, is a polemical figure himself in women’s football.

The board was now working on the legalities of his termination and determining a severance package equal to his 160,000-euro ($173,552) salary, he said.








Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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