Following Hierro’s decision to not resume his role with the RFEF following an interim role as Spanish national coach – Molina has now been appointed.
The former Deportivo La Coruna keeper will be formally presented later on Monday afternoon at the Ciudad del Futbol and he will begin work within the next couple of days in his new role.
Hierro was famously appointed interim coach of Spain just days before the World Cup campaign after Julen Lopetegui was axed following his announcement as Real Madrid manager.
The former Madrid defender failed to help Spain reach the quarter-final stages and has since left his role, leaving the Spanish national coach’s role – vacant.
Molina, who played nine times for his country – has had a varied coaching spell since he retired from playing, including spells with Villarreal and Getafe, but most recently with Kitchee in Hong Kong, Atletico Kolkata in West Bengal and Atletico San Luis in Mexico.
He won league titles with Kitchee and Kolkata, but he had little success in his most recent job, being fired by the latter on 18 February 2018 after just two wins in 11 matches in all competitions, with his side in last position in the league.