Spanish FA exploring options to World Cup-winning coach
On 20 August, Vilda’s coaching staff resigned in protest against federation president Luis Rubiales’ refusal to resign for kissing Jenni Hermoso.
Additionally, 81 Spain players, including 23 World Cup winners, said they would not play for the team again while Rubiales was still in charge.
Vilda applauded Rubiales at the extraordinary general assembly of the Spanish federation (RFEF) on Friday, when Rubiales repeatedly insisted he would not resign, though Vilda has since criticised his behavior.
Vilda may be sacked if all those incidents are combined.
Regional leaders of the federation met with interim president Pedro Rocha on Monday and called for a restructuring of the organization.
A third of the local football association bosses, however, don’t want to fire Rubiales, so they only released a statement calling on him to resign, which he has refused to do. When 15 members of the national team pulled out of Vilda’s squad in September 2022, Rubiales stood by them, saying Vilda’s management was affecting their well-being.
Only three of those 15 returned to the Spain squad that beat England in the final.
As a result of the incident that followed that match, Rubiales, 46, has been widely criticized. According to Beautiful, 33, the kiss on her lips was not consented to.
Fifa suspended Rubiales on Saturday after opening a preliminary investigation into whether the incident amounts to sexual assault. Spanish prosecutors are investigating whether the incident amounts to a crime of sexual assault.