Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

Spain appoint ex-Barcelona manager Luis Enrique to replace Julen Lopetegui

Fernando Hierro only took charge two days before the World Cup started Fernando Hierro only took charge two days before the World Cup started
Frederick Owens | 09 July, 2018, 15:45

Fernando Hierro was given the job on a caretaker basis, to at least initially see Spain through this summer's World Cup.

Spain were beaten by tournament hosts Russian Federation on penalties in the last 16 following a 1-1 draw at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Luis Enrique had last been manager of Barcelona till 2017.

The Spanish FA said in a statement that Hierro had decided against returning to his old role and would instead seek a new challenge.

"The federation wants to highlight the professional and personal values of an extraordinary athlete, and we wish him the best".

Martinez played down the links ahead of a quarter-final defeat of tournament favourites Brazil, with former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique also reported to be on the RFEF shortlist along with Michel and Quique Sanchez Flores. After a 1-1 draw with Russian Federation in the round of 16 they were eliminated 4-3 on penalties.

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They then topped their group, which included Germany, Mexico and South Korea, before beating Switzerland in the round of 16. The Americans seem to be going off the boil with their World Cup fever, with England and Croatia demoted to the sidebar.


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"Thanks for everything, Fernando!".

The former Barcelona boss takes the job after Fernando Hierro's resignation from the temporary role he took at World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation.

The 50-year-old has chose to turn down his former role, despite being still under contract with the Spanish FA (RFEF).

In Russia, Spain topped Group B under Hierro.

Spain went into the 2018 FIFA World Cup without a coach after Julen Lopetegui, who had not lost a game in two years, was sacked on the eve of the World Cup.

Spain won only one of their four games in Russian Federation, a 1-0 victory over Iran in the group stage, and drew 3-3 with Portugal and 2-2 with Morocco.

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