Jorge Vilda

Who is Jorge Vilda?

Jorge Vilda Rodríguez, born 7 July 1981, is a Spanish football coach and UEFA Pro Licence holder, who is the current head coach of the Spain women’s national football team – a position he has held since 2015.

Jorge Vilda

Vilda is also sporting director of the Spanish FA’s (RFEF) women’s national-team system and tactical instructor at their National Coaching School.

A former youth player at Real Madrid, Rayo Vallecano, and FC Barcelona, Vilda began as an assistant coach at WU17 and WU19 levels, before taking the head coach’s position with Spain’s WU17s in 2009.

During five years at that level, Spain won gold (2010 & 2011), silver (2014), and bronze (2013) at UEFA Women’s U-17 EUROs, in addition to silver (2014) and bronze (2010) at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

Why are Spain Women’s Players Calling for Coach to be Sacked?

According to Spain’s Football federation, 15 players have called for head coach, Jorge Vilda to be sacked.

The RFEF said the players claimed his tenure was affecting their emotional state and health.

Jorge Vilda

The claims say, they would resign from the national team if Jorge Vilda stays coaching the Spains Women’s Team.

Will Jorge Vilda resign to keep the players? He’s yet to response to these claims, more details soon.