Luis Enrique, after a long break, has returned to become the Spain National team manager.
The Spanish Football Federation has confirmed that Luis Enrique has been re-appointed as the coach of Spain once again.
The 49-year old stepped down from his role in June this year due to personal reasons.
Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales welcomed Enrique in a press conference today.
“Today we can confirm that Luis Enrique will return to his position.”
“I called Luis Enrique yesterday and told him that Robert would not stand in way of a return. He said yes, immediately, to count on him and he would be delighted. He thanked us for keeping our word.
“We have always acted with respect and transparency. And we have kept our word. The federation has acted coherently with everyone. We are loyal to Enrique and the person who occupied his job.
“We have acted sincerely, we have not deceived anyone. Everyone knew that if he wanted to come back he had the doors open.”
“Luis Enrique will continue to the Qatar World Cup [in 2022].”
The former Barcelona manager took to the office following Fernando Hierro’s resignation after Spain lost to Russia in the round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup.
But the former Barcelona manager could not enjoy his new role for long. Spain saw another of their coaches resign as Enrique had to step down due to the health issues of his daughter.
Robert Moreno departs with players in tears. Luis Enrique will return as Spain boss 5 months after resigning 📝
3.3 – Spain 🇪🇸 have averaged 3.3 goals per game under Moreno (20 goals in 6 games) the highest average 🧐
— aiscore_official (@AIScoreOfficial) November 19, 2019