Russia: 'I don't expect any surprises' — Portuguese boss on Spain's new coach

The coach of the Portugal national football team, Fernando Santos, commented on Fernando Hierro's appointment as Spain's new coach, speaking during a press conference at Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Thursday. «Spain has been playing the same way for 10 years already. To be honest I don't expect any surprises. So what's important are the ways the teams play, the strategies…the rest, I don't care,» he... Еще said. Portugal player Joao Moutinho agreed with Santos' words, saying: «I think that the exit of the coach won't affect their style to play. And that's what we are expecting. A very strong team.» On Wednesday, the President of the Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales announced that Spanish national football coach Julen Lopetegui had been dismissed following the unexpected announcement that he would take over as Real Madrid coach for next season. Lopetegui was replaced by Fernando Hierro. A former Real Madrid player, Hierro won 89 caps for Spain as a player and served as Real Madrid assistant manager before taking charge of Oviedo for one season. Spain is in Group B with Morocco, Iran and Portugal. Their first game is on June 15 against Portugal at Sochi's Fisht stadium.

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