Fernando Hierro resigns from his coaching role with the Spanish Football Federation

Fernando Hierro resigns from his coaching role with the Spanish Football Federation

- Fernando Hierro has left his coaching role with the Royal Spanish Football Federation

- Spain's La Roja were dumped out of the Mundial by Russia’s Sbornaya during their last 16 clash

- Hierro was handed the post after ex-boss Lopetetgui joined Real Madrid as new manager

Spain’s La Roja interim manager Fernando Hierro has resigned from his coaching with the Royal Spanish Football Federation, reports suggest.

According a UK Sun report, the Real Madrid legend who took over the position just before the ongoing world Cup in Russia, has also distanced himself from his former job as sports director.

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Spain’s La Roja were dumped out of the Mundial by Russia’s Sbornaya after Igor Akinfeev proved too good to be beaten during their last 16 clash.

Fernando Hierro resigns from his coaching role with the Spanish Football Federation

Fernando Hierro resigns from his coaching role with the Spanish Football Federation. Photo Credit: Getty Images

"After many kilometres of walking together, the Royal Spanish Football Federation and Fernando Hierro put an end to their relationship once the participation of Spain in the World Cup in Russia ended.

"The last Spanish coach declined to return to his previous position as sports director of the RFEF to seek new horizons and undertake new professional challenges.

"The Federation wants to highlight the professional and human values of an extraordinary athlete.

"Thanks for everything, Fernando!" the statement from Spanish Football Federation’s official website read in part.

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Interestingly, the 50-year-old Hierro was handed the managerial position after ex-boss Lopetetgui quit the role to join the Los Blancos as new manager.

The former World Cup winners in 2010 played out a 3-3 draw with Portugal during his debut match claimed a narrow 1-0 win over Iran before battling Morocco to a 2-2 draw.

Fernando Hierro resigns from his coaching role with the Spanish Football Federation

Fernando Hierro with Andres Iniesta after the last 16 rounds defeat by Russia at the ongoing World Cup. Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Former Chelsea forward Diego Costa was alleged to have clashed with Hierro before crashing out to Russia during the penalty shootout.

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