Sacked Spain Women’s head coach, Jorge Vilda, has called his dismissal as ‘unfair’ and ‘undeserved’.
Vilda took Spain to the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand where they beat England 1-0 to win their first ever World Cup.
He was sacked on Tuesday after facing heavy criticising for applauding Luis Rubiales when the Spanish FA chief refused to resign for kissing Jenni Hermoso
Vilda has now been replaced by his former assistant Montse Tome.
“In sporting terms, I am going to accept all the criticisms, but on a personal level I think it has been unfair,” Vilda told Spanish radio station Cadena SER.
“It has been a special year. Nothing has ever been said directly but indirectly things have been said that do not suit me. Things have been said that are not true.
“I am as well as can be after being fired after being world champion 10 days ago. I have been fired, I think, unjustly.
“It was a brief meeting with Pedro Rocha and the vice president of equality. The explanation given is that there have been ‘structural changes.’
“I have a clear conscience. I have given 100 per cent and I don’t understand it, I didn’t see my termination as deserved.”