Luis Enrique Resign As Spain Coach Over Personal Reasons

 

The former Barcelona boss, Luis Enrique has stepped down as coach of the Spanish national team, 11 months after assuming the role.

Enrique, 49, says he’s stepped down for ‘personal reasons’, leaving his assistant Robert Moreno in charge until Euro 2020.

Enrique abandoned the Spain get-together prior to their game against Malta on 26 March, having been on the bench for the meeting with Norway, hurriedly leaving the squad and returning home to Barcelona.

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Enrique had been absent since March because of “a family matter of an urgent nature” according to the Spanish Football Federation.

The 49-year-old took over the national team following their exit from the 2018 World Cup in the last 16.

“It was a decision Luis Enrique took himself, which we are grateful for,” said Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Football Federation.

 

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