Spain will now be looking for a new manager after Luis Enrique chose to step down as the national team boss.
Citing personal reasons, Luis Enrique has resigned from his duties as the manager of the Spanish national side. After just 11 months with the senior squad, Enrique is reportedly going to take a break from the game.
In his place, assistant manager Robert Moreno will be in charge.
The former Barcelona manager took over the reins of the national team following a shocking performance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia last year.
The news has been confirmed by the Spanish Football Federation as reported by BBC.
“It was a decision Luis Enrique took himself, which we are grateful for,” said Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Football Federation.
“We will have a perfect memory of him. It’s a personal matter which doesn’t depend on us. We think it’s the best thing to do.
“We are convinced that the best response is the most prepared team, and that team is represented by Robert [Moreno] and his group, who arrived with Luis Enrique.”
Morena said that he was also sad to see Luis Enrique leave but said that the team must move forward
“I didn’t expect to be the head coach this way. Let’s try to carry on the top the work that Luis started,” said Moreno.
“It was my credit that Luis agreed and supported us. For me, that is what has encouraged me to pull forward.”
Enrique has also confirmed news in a written statement.
He said: “Because the reasons that prevented me from developing normally my duties as a coach since last March continue to this day, I have decided to leave that position.
“All my thanks to those responsible for the RFEF for the trust and understanding shown. Special thanks to all the people who are part of the staff and the players for their professionalism.
“Without forgetting the media for your discretion and respect for the situation.”