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Hierro leaves job as coach after Spain exit

09 July 2018, 03:45 | Charlene Valdez

Hierro has decided to"seek new horizons and undertake new professional challenges

Hierro has decided to

Hierro - who is not returning to his role as sporting director - was placed in temporary charge of the team after Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the World Cup.

The former Barcelona manager has signed a two-year contract to take charge of his country.

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Spain crashed out of the World Cup to Russian Federation at the last-16 stage after losing a penalty shoot-out.

"After travelling many kilometres together, the Spanish Football Federation and Fernando Hierro have put an end to their relationship", the federation said.

Spain, who won back-to-back European titles (2008, 2012) and the 2010 World Cup, are hoping to open a new successful chapter under Luis Enrique after three consecutive disappointing tournaments.

A last-minute 3-3 draw in the opening match against Portugal - with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a fantastic free-kick in the last moments of the game - and a 2-2 draw with Morocco ultimately saw Spain underachieve despite gaining qualification from Group B.

"The federation wants to highlight the professional and personal values of an extraordinary athlete, and we wish him the best".

"Thanks for everything, Fernando!".

The 50-year-old has chose to turn down his former role, despite being still under contract with the Spanish FA (RFEF).

Spain won only one of their four games in Russian Federation, a 1-0 victory over Iran in the group stage, and drew 3-3 with Portugal and 2-2 with Morocco.

It didn't go well with Spain losing on penalties to Russian Federation in the second round and Hierro quit.

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