Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says “nothing justifies” Spain sacking new Real coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup.
Lopetegui insisted he acted in a “professional and honest” manner in accepting the Real job on Tuesday, only to be dismissed the following day.
The 51-year-old said he was initially congratulated by Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales.
Perez said Rubiales’ reaction was “one of pride” and he “disrespected” Real.
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