Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique named Spain head coach

The Spanish football federation announced Monday that former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has been named head coach of the national team. He put pen to paper on a two-year contract to manage the former World Cup champion. Enrique, who replaces Fernando Hierro, is the third head coach of the national team in less than a month. Two days before Spain's first game against Portugal, it was announced that Julen Lopetegui was relieved of his duties as head coach following his appointment as Real Madrid manager just days before. Hierro was then named head coach on a temporary basis.

Enrique has been out of football since the 2016-17 campaign, when he ended a three-year spell as Barcelona manager. The 48-year-old was appointed manager in 2014 and went on to help the Catalan side win the Champions League and a pair of La Liga trophies.

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