Former Spain goalkeeper and Indian Super League (ISL) franchise ATK coach Jose Francisco Molina was on Monday appointed the new sporting director of the the Spanish football federation RFEF.Also Read - I-League Winning Coach Kibu Vicuna Says Pedri Best Talent, Points Major Gap in Indian And European Leagues

After Fernando Hierro stepped down from his role following Spain’s Round-of-16 exit in the World Cup in Russia, Molina – who was capped nine times by La Roja between 1996 and 2000 — was chosen to do the job, according to Also Read - I-League Winning Coach Kibu Vicuna Points Out Major Difference Between Indian And European Leagues

Molina, 48, spent 11 years at Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna while also having stints at Valencia, Albacete and Levante. Also Read - ISL 2021-22: ATK Mohun Bagan Signs Finland's EURO 2020 Midfielder Joni Kauko

As a coach, the shot-stopper had stints with Villarreal and ATK.

Molina helped ATK win the Indian Super League in 2016 before joining Mexican second division side Atletico San Luis.