Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has is now the surprise candidate to become the next permanent coach of Spain.
According to The Mirror, Martinez is on the shortlist to replace Julen Lopetegui, who was fired on the eve of the World Cup finals.
The former Everton head coach has impressed in charge of Belgium, having guided the Red Devils through the group stage in Russia with a 100 percent record.
Fernando Hierro is managing Spain's World Cup campaign, stepping up from his position as technical director, but the report hints that the Spanish FA are in search of a more experienced coach to lead the team in the long term.
Martinez signed a two-year deal extension to continue as Belgium boss ahead of the tournament.
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