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Spanish rebellion: FIFTEEN players demand Women’s national boss Jorge Vilda is SACKED

Spanish rebellion: FIFTEEN players demand women’s national boss Jorge Vilda to be sacked as he is ‘damaging their mental health’… but the Spanish FA have decided to stick with their coach under fire and ‘won’t allow’ players to question the management team

  • The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is sticking with women’s coach Jorge Vilda
  • Fifteen players threatened to leave the national team unless Vilda was fired
  • The RFEF responded with a statement condemning the “very serious breach”
  • Spain plans to use players in the lower age group to strengthen the squad in the meantime
  • The 15 will not return until they ‘admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness’
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The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is standing by women’s national coach Jorge Vilda despite receiving threats of resignation from 15 players.

Over a dozen Spanish stars have emailed the governing body to say they would resign unless Vilda was sacked from his position, insisting his management of the team was affecting their mental health.

The RFEF issued a strongly worded statement in response, condemning the selected players as having committed a ‘very serious offence’ by refusing to play for the country.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is sticking with women's national coach Jorge Vilda
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is sticking with women's national coach Jorge Vilda

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is sticking with women’s national coach Jorge Vilda

Fifteen players sent an email to the RFEF threatening to leave the team unless the manager was fired
Fifteen players sent an email to the RFEF threatening to leave the team unless the manager was fired

Fifteen players sent an email to the RFEF threatening to leave the team unless the manager was fired

The withdrawal threats could also result in a suspension of up to five years from the national team, and the RFEF demanded apologies from all the players involved.

Meanwhile, Spain have stated that they will use players from lower age groups to fill out their squad as a result.

The Spanish FA’s statement read: ‘The RFEF can confirm that during today we have received 15 emails from 15 players from the women’s senior football team… in which they say that the current situation is affecting their emotional state and their health” significantly” and that, “as long as it is not reversed”, they report from the Spanish national team.

The governing body responded by threatening to suspend the 15 players for up to five years
The governing body responded by threatening to suspend the 15 players for up to five years

The governing body responded by threatening to suspend the 15 players for up to five years

Manchester City's Laia Aleixandri is believed to be one of the 15 unhappy players to email the RFEF
Manchester City's Laia Aleixandri is believed to be one of the 15 unhappy players to email the RFEF

Manchester City’s Laia Aleixandri is believed to be one of the 15 unhappy players to email the RFEF

“The RFEF will not allow the players to question the continuity of the national coach and his coaching staff, as making these decisions does not fall within their powers.”

Manchester United stars Ona Batlle and Lucia Garcia were among those who sent the emails, along with Manchester City players Laia Aleixandri and Leila Ouahabi, according to reports in Spain.

Six Barcelona players also threatened to quit the national team, although it is believed captain Irene Paredes and Ballon D’Or winner Alexia Putellas were not among them.

The RFEF, which did not reveal the identity of the 15 stars, has given its full support to the manager and called for the players not to return to the team unless they ‘recognize their mistakes and ask for forgiveness’.

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