Jorge Vilda, the world champion coach, was dismissed from his position, as decided by the “new” board of directors of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) after the suspension of his position as president of Luis Rubiales, who with his behavior turned the spotlight negatively on the highest body of Spanish football.
Through a statement on social networks, the RFEF gave notice of the coach's dismissal, just 16 days after lifting the precious cup in Sydney.
“Official: The RFEF dismisses Jorge Vilda as national coach and sports director. The coach has been key to the remarkable growth of women's football and leaves Spain as world champion and second in the FIFA ranking”, reads the published message which, curiously, seems more like a congratulation than a dismissal, something that takes us to the following question: what was the specific reason for your removal?
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The coach has been key to the remarkable growth of women's football and leaves Spain as world champion and second in the FIFA ranking.
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The statement does not explain the reasons in depth, but it is mentioned that it is “one of the renewal measures announced by President Pedro Rocha”, who occupies the place left vacant by Luis Rubiales after his suspension, which is still It is not defined how long it will be.
The rest of the letter highlights the achievements of the strategist in charge of La Furia Roja and ends with a thank you “for his professionalism and dedication.”
What does the RFEF environment say about the dismissal?
Unofficially, sources close to the RFEF who spoke with ESPN said that this decision is “part of a strategy to wash the image of the RFEF after the outbreak of the Rubiales case.”
This, coupled with the fact that last year Vilda was involved in a scandal in which 15 players announced that they would no longer wear the national shirt while he was their coach, due to “his inadequate training methods”, according to the Reuters agency. , since a few days ago he applauded the decision of Luis Rubiales (of whom he was always an ally) not to resign as president of the RFEF after the non-consensual kiss to Jenni Hermoso and the obscene gesture touching his genitals at the end of the Cup final of the World, ended up sealing its fate.
After the applause at the meeting of the last board of directors with Rubiales as president, the strategist condemned his behavior, but everything indicates that it was already too late.