Spain players’ feelings towards manager clearly shown in World Cup celebrations

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    Spain's victorious Women's World Cup stars appeared to snub manager Jorge Vilda during their celebrations after beating England.

    Vilda, 42, has been in charge since 2015 – but he's been the cause of an ongoing revolt in the squad over the past 12 months, with 15 of them refusing to play under him last September due to "significant" concerns over their "emotional state and health".

    It makes their World Cup achievement all the more remarkable. But it seems it didn't unite them as Vilda could be seen celebrating alone after the full-time whistle on Sunday (August 20).

    He was first seen soaking in the success with the rest of the coaching staff on the other side of the pitch from the players. And once he did join them, they all largely ignored his presence.

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    Viewers found their reactions hilarious on social media after the Guardian's Jonathan Liew tweeted a video of the moment. He wrote: "This has ended me."

    One fan replied: "Love how they continue to ignore him." A second joked: "Hey Siri play Dancing On My Own." And a third quipped: "The Michael Scott of football?"

    Was Vilda deservedly ignored? Let us know in the comments section.

    "He should just resign now, it only goes downhill from here," argued a fourth, while a fifth commented: "Sometimes you don't really need to say anything, hey."

    Vilda was later held aloft by some of his players. Only three of the 15 who protested against him last year made the squad, one of which being midfielder Aitana Bonmati – who was named Player of the Tournament.

    Speaking to BBC One post-match, she said: "Everyone knew the goal at the beginning of the preparation of the tournament.

    "Everyone is competitive everyone has a strong mentality to win. We have been working a lot of years for this moment and we have it, we have the trophy."

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