Ep 181: World Cup Special - Spanish crisis

On the eve of the World Cup Spain fired their manager, Julen Lopetegui, after he was announced as the new head coach of Real Madrid. Eamon is joined by Richard Fitzpatrick and John Giles to get the background and insight into this remarkable development for one of the tournament favourites.

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Published: 06/15/2018

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John Giles

John Giles is a former football player and manager best remembered for his time as a midfielder with Leeds United in the 1960s and 1970s, and as player-manager of the Irish national team. John served as the senior analyst on RTÉ Sport's football coverage from 1986 until 2016.

Richard Fitzpatrick

Richard Fitzpatrick is a print and radio journalist. He works for news organisations around the world, including BBC, Bleacher Report, Irish Times and talkSPORT, as well as making radio documentaries for RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster. He lives in Barcelona and is the author of El Clásico: Barcelona v Real Madrid, Football’s Greatest Rivalry (Bloomsbury).