Quereda to stand down?

Spain women’s Coach Ignacio Quereda will reportedly hand in his resignation next week after being subjected to player mutiny.

The 64-year-old initially claimed in the wake of La Roja’s group-stage exit from the Women’s World Cup that he would not step down, despite the squad releasing a statement calling for a change at the helm.

However, according to Marca, Quereda has conceded defeat in his fight for defiance and will vacate the role once he has sought clarification from his players regarding the accusations they have levelled at him.

It is also understood that he will stay on in a currently-undefined position with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), given his healthy relationship with President Angel Maria Villar.

Vicente Temprado has since informed Villar of his decision to quit his post as the President of women’s football in Spain.

Quereda was appointed Coach in 1988 and led Spain to their first Women’s World Cup at Canada 2015, but the team failed to win any of their three group matches.

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