SER: Roberto Martínez becomes the favourite for the Spain job

El seleccionador de Bélgica, Roberto Martínez, durante el Mundial de Rusia.

Sergio Pérez


The Belgium coach, who was speaking to Spanish radio show El Larguero, is at the top of Luis Rubiales' list as the new La Roja coach.

Candidates for the job

According to Spanish radio programme El LargueroRoberto Martínez is currently the favourite to take over from Fernando Hierro as Spain coach. The current Belgium boss, whose side face Brazil in the quarter-final in Russia on Friday, is believed to be Luis Rubiales's top target for the La Roja job, ahead of Míchel and Luis EnriqueQuique Sánchez Flores is another candidate being considered by Spain's Football Federation. 

Under contract

The Spanish coach, however, has spent his whole coaching career in England, which is why he was sceptical about the reported interest: "People in Spain don't know much about me. I'd be surprised if I got a call from the national side". Moreover, Martínez is under contract with Belgium until 2020 and the Federation are keen to avoid any more boat-rocking after the controversial exit of Julen Lopetegui. 

Martínez discussed his current contract but was quick to point out that his focus currently lies elsewhere: "I haven't got any clauses in my contract but the only thing I'm focusing on right now is the Brazil game. I work from project to project, and I've learnt in football that you can only look at today. For a me a project has to be something in which you're left to work and with a perspective that goes beyond winning or losing games, he said.



Table PTS W D L
1España 5 1 2 0
2Portugal 5 1 2 0
3Irán 4 1 1 1
Full standing

*Update 5 de julio de 2018


Table PTS W D L
1Bélgica 9 3 0 0
2Inglaterra 6 2 0 1
3Túnez 3 1 0 2
Full standing
Next matches
Brasil - Bélgica V-06/07 20:00

*Update 5 de julio de 2018


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