Friday, 24 November 2017

Ex-Real Madrid Captain Hierro Named Spanish Federation Sports Director

Former Real Madrid captain Fernando Hierro has been named new sporting director of the Spanish Football Federation.
There is to be a meeting held at the Ciudad de Futbol in Las Rozas following the announcement of Hierro's appointment.

Since he left the position in 2011, no-one had taken over the role despite the incorporation of Vicente Casado as marketing director.

Hierro took charge in 2007 and was there during the Spanish national team's best moments; the European Championship win in 2008 under Luis Aragones and the World Cup triumph in 2010, when Vicente del Bosque was at the helm.

The position had been vacant since he left.

Hierro spent most of his career as a defender for Real Madrid, finished his playing days with Bolton Wanderers in England in 2005.

He played in four World Cups with Spain, from 1990 to 2002, and two European Championships, 1996 and 2000.

The 49-year-old Hierro coached second-division club Real Oviedo last season.

He acted as Malaga’s general manager after leaving his position with the Spanish federation in 2011, and was Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at Real Madrid after Zinedine Zidane left the post in 2014.

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