Julen Lopetegui, former manager of the Spanish national football team, who was sacked from his position of leading the Spanish National Football team only two days prior to the start of the World Cup, called the event «possibly the saddest day of my life,» during a press conference in Madrid on Thursday. «Yesterday was possibly the saddest day of my life since the death of my mother. But today... Еще is the happiest day of my life,» Lopetegui said. His sacking came after it was revealed that he had negotiated to take the helm at Real Madrid following the World Cup. It has been widely reported that RFEF President Luis Rubiales was given only a five-minute notice. Lopetegui explained that he revealed the truth «to be honest, transparent, because we knew that hiding it would create a bad situation and I as trainer didn't want that.» «I will root for the team, the group of players is amazing,» Lopetegui added.