Former Barcelona boss Enrique named Spain coach

by Steven Clarke July 10, 2018, 0:12
Former Barcelona boss Enrique named Spain coach

Unveiling the country's new manager, Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish Football Federation, said: "The decision has been unanimous, I like his commitment, he has missed out on better economic opportunities to manage Spain".

Interestingly, the 2010 winners failed to progress past the last 16 after they were bundled out by host Russian Federation after the unexpected departure of Julen Lopetegui following his appointment as Los Blancos before the mundial.

"An example is Luis Aragonés, who was a great head coach with whom Spain won, although he had a few issues with you".

Fernando Hierro has stepped down as Spain coach.

Fernando Hierro is cutting all ties with the Spain setup.

But defensive errors and tactical rigidity soon came to the fore as poor displays followed against Iran, Morocco and Russian Federation.

Hierro was placed in temporary charge of the team after Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the tournament.

Enrique has signed a two-year contract and will be tasked with steadying the ship following a shambolic few weeks.

Remembering a world before the World Cup started is proving very hard now that we're in this utopia of brilliant football and weather so incredible that even in Manchester I've forgotten what rain looks like. Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, David Silva, Diego Costa and Sergio Busquets will all be 33 or older.

Luis Enrique led Barcelona to the treble in his first season in charge.

Rubiales also appointed former La Roja and Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Jose Francisco Molina as Spain's new sporting director.

But Xavi has no problem with not being in consideration.


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