RFEF is sticking by Vilda, despite 15 players threatening to quit if he is not sacked. The federation says the players’ demands have no impact on the national team’s sporting decisions. But the players’ mutiny has affected their health and wellbeing.
15 players threaten to quit if coach is not sacked
The 15 players of the Spain women’s national team have threatened to quit if coach Jorge Vilda is not fired. The players’ concerns have led the RFEF to rebuke the public mutiny. The RFEF also warns against player power dictating decisions.
Spain are due to play Sweden and the United States in their next two games. These games are early tune-ups for next summer’s Women’s World Cup. The team has a high turnover rate in the league, but this isn’t affecting their performance.
Spain’s federation has refused to allow the players to question the national coach. Instead, they have resorted to sport-related measures that do not involve player pressure. This isn’t exemplary or acceptable, and is outside the values of sport and football.
Vilda is a hardliner
The Spanish players have expressed discontent with coach Jorge Vilda and have threatened to quit if he is not sacked. A letter from 15 players to the Spanish federation outlines their discontent with Vilda and claims that the relationship between the coach and the players has affected their health and emotions. The players have refused to play again until a solution is found.
The players also have expressed dissatisfaction with the national team’s selection process and the management of injuries. In addition, they are unhappy with the atmosphere of the locker room and training sessions. The players’ concerns have been voiced to the Spanish Football Federation, which refused to apologise or reconcile.
The federation is refusing to allow the players to question the national coach. The federation also denies that the players are under any pressure. It has said that these actions are damaging and do not conform to the values of football and sport. It also argues that the actions are against the dignity of the players.
Mutiny has affected players’ health
A mutiny among Spanish women football players has led 15 of the players to quit the national team. The players say they were unhappy with their coach Jorge Vilda and the atmosphere in the locker room. They have also complained about Vilda’s team selection and training sessions. They have asked for the federation to change the team manager and will not play again until Vilda is fired. The players are concerned about their own health and emotional state as a result of this situation.
After the Spanish women’s team’s early exit from the European Championship, the players expressed their displeasure with the coach. They confronted Vilda with their concerns, but he refused to resign. The players will not play for Spain until the situation is rectified. The RFEF has responded to the players’ demands with dismissive statements. They say they have never been this dissatisfied with a national team coach before.
The mutiny has already affected the health of the players. At least 15 players have threatened to quit if Vilda is not sacked. Several star players have lost faith in the Spanish team’s management and no longer feel supported by Vilda. The Spanish FA is aware of the concerns but warns that players should not let player power dictate their careers.
RFEF stands by Vilda
The Spanish federation is standing by women’s coach Jorge Vilda after 15 players threatened to quit the national team over the last month. The players have sent the federation identical emails saying the situation had a “significant impact” on their health and emotional state. Spain’s national team is ranked eighth in the FIFA world rankings and was recently in the European Championship where it lost to England’s Lionesses in the quarterfinals.
Spain’s federation has a long history of problems with its women’s national team. The senior team was coached by Ignacio Quereda for 27 years, but in 2021, allegations of homophobia and abuse surfaced. The RFEF has now refused to call up the 15 players, despite the accusations.
The RFEF’s statement states that the decision to remove Vilda is “unique in the history of the game.” Given that Spain is also a neighbor, the RFEF’s demand is indefensible.