Friday, 20 July, 2018

Luis Enrique named as new Spain coach

Fernando Hierro only took charge two days before the World Cup started Fernando Hierro only took charge two days before the World Cup started
Betsy Taylor | 10 July, 2018, 09:33

Luis Enrique has signed a two-year deal with the Spanish Football Federation to coach the National team.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced his appointment on Monday and also named Jose Francisco Molina, a former Spain keeper, as their sporting director.

Former Barcelona boss Enrique, who has no contractual agreement with any clubs, tops the list of potential replacements that includes: Quique Sanchez Flores, former Malaga boss Michel, Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez and Victor Sanchez del Amo.

However, the 2010 world champions were knocked out on penalties by hosts Russian Federation in the last 16.

Spain had a horrendous World Cup as far as their expectations go and it led to the inevitable resigning of stand in manager Fernando Hierro but now they have their targets set on their new man.

The Spanish FA hope to see this, too, and while the 48-year-old won't give one-to-one interviews, his players are thought to be allowed to do so.


Fernando Hierro was given the job on a caretaker basis, to at least initially see Spain through this summer's World Cup.

Before Enrique's last match as coach, Pique, a Barcelona mainstay, said: "He is one of the best coaches in history, we have won everything and these three years have been magnificent".

Spain removed its former coach on the eve of the ongoing World Cup, after it emerged he was moving to Real Madrid after the mundial. He's had bigger offers but he wanted to be national team coach and I want to highlight the sacrifice he has made. "Luis Enrique comes with his staff, but he will speak about that topic next week".

Lopetegui was dismissed it was announced that he would take over at Real Madrid after the tournament.

Hierro declined to return to his previous job as the federation's technical director and "will undertake new professional challenges", the federation wrote.

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