The reason behind Spanish players ignoring their head coach Jorge Vilda during their World Cup celebrations has emerged.
The coach cut an awkward figure while the Europeans celebrated their 1-0 win over England in the Women’s World Cup final in Sydney on Sunday.
Olga Carmona’s first half strike was enough to secure Spain their first-ever Women’s World Cup trophy.
But the players celebrated alone, without their manager who had guided them to success
This was following the decision of about 15 Spain players to step aside from the national team a year ago.
The players had raised several concerns with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), about Vilda’s style of management.
According to reports, the coaching staff mandated players to show the contents of their bags during a training camp.
They were also ordered to keep the doors of their hotel rooms open before midnight for inspections.
In the midst of all this, the RFEF opted to stick by Vilda.
However, his relationship with the players was fractured.
The squad could be seen throughout the tournament often celebrating away from the coaching staff.
Vilda celebrated alone after their victory on Sunday and was booed by fans inside the stadium.