Fernando Hierro

Where is Fernando Hierro now?

Many people in the game were surprised when Real Madrid legend Fernando Hierro signed for Bolton Wanderers, but he was persuaded by former team mates Steve McManaman and Ivan Campo.

Although he only spent one year at the club before finishing his playing career in 2005, many of the Bolton faithful were appreciative of the fact that he always put in a shift and wasn’t just at that club for a last big payday.

Hierro won a number of trophies during his time at Real Madrid including five La Liga title and the UEFA Champions League on three occasions.

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After a few years enjoying retirement, Hierro returned to football in 2007 when he was appointed as the Spanish FA’s director of football.

During Hierro’s four-year spell in the role the Spain team established themselves as world-beaters winning the 2008 European Championships and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

After his unbelievable success with the national team Hierro moved back to club football in 2011 when he was appointed as La Liga side Malaga’s director of football.

He held the post for a year before leaving due to the club’s financial difficulties, even though they finished the season in fourth place and qualified for the Champions League for the first time in their history.

In 2014 Fernando Hierro was back at Real Madrid replacing another club legend, Zinedine Zidane as the Spanish giant’s assistant coach working alongside manager Carlo Ancelotti.

After Ancelotti was sacked in May 2015, Hierro was asked to stay on as a coach by new manager Rafael Benitez but he refused the offer as he wanted to start a new career as a manager.

In June 2016, Fernando Hierro got his first taste of first team management when he was appointed head coach of Spanish Second Division side Real Oviedo.

Unfortunately his Oviedo side missed out on the promotion play offs on the last day of the season and Hierro left the club by mutual consent after spending just one season at the club.

In November 2017, Hierro made a return to the Spanish FA to work once again as the director of football – the position had been vacant since he left six years previous.

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Fernando Hierro: Premier League Statistics

NationalitySpanish
PositionDefender
Appearances29
Goals1
Yellow Cards3
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forBolton Wanderers

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com