Spain‘s Women’s World Cup-winning coach Jorge Vilda was fired Tuesday by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) as the fallout from Luis Rubiales’ behaviour continues.

With Rubiales suspended as Spanish FA president for 90 days by FIFA after his unsolicited kiss on forward Jenni Hermoso, the committee of regional presidents in charge of the RFEF, led by Pedro Rocha, informed Vilda of the decision to fire him. Rocha is set to meet with Spain’s National Sports Council (CSD) president Victor Francos later Tuesday.

Vilda was informed of the decision Tuesday, shortly after the RFEF issued a statement apologising for “totally unacceptable behavior” by Rubiales and saying it is cooperating with disciplinary action against him.

Later Tuesday, the RFEF named Montse Tomé as his replacement. She is the first woman to coach the Spain women’s team in its history and had been Vilda’s assistant coach since 2018.

“The RFEF wants to convey to the whole of society and to the whole of world football its deepest regret for what has happened, which has tarnished our national team, our football and our society,” the statement reads. “The damage caused to Spanish football, to Spanish sport, to Spanish society and to the values of football and sport as a whole has been enormous.”

The RFEF thanked Vilda in their statement Tuesday and said: “The coach has been key to the notable growth in women’s football and left Spain as World Champion and second in FIFA ranking.”