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Spain coach Luis Enrique leaves position after shock World Cup exit at arms of Morocco | NEWSRUX

Luis Enrique has left his position as coach of Spain’s nationwide staff after the nation crashed out of the World Cup by shedding on penalties to Morocco.

The previous Actual Madrid and Barcelona participant had been within the publish since 2018. He will likely be succeeded by the supervisor of Spain’s under-21 staff, Luis de la Fuente.

Spain’s shock exit in Qatar adopted a goalless draw within the final 16 match which noticed Enrique’s younger aspect wrestle to interrupt down a cussed Moroccan defence, earlier than a disastrous shootout wherein they failed to attain, taking place 3-0.

But the staff had begun the match in fashion, crushing Costa Rica 7-0 earlier than drawing with Germany after which shedding to Japan, qualifying for the knockout section on aim distinction.

The Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF) mentioned in a press release that it “wish to thank Luis Enrique and all his teaching employees for his or her work on the head of the senior nationwide staff over the previous few years”.

“The RFEF sports activities administration has despatched the president a report wherein it’s decided {that a} new venture for the Spanish nationwide soccer staff needs to be began, with the purpose of continuous the expansion achieved lately because of the work carried out by Luis Enrique and his collaborators,” it added.

The federation identified that underneath Enrique, Spain had reached the ultimate 4 of the UEFA Nations League twice out of three makes an attempt — final 12 months they misplaced within the last to France — and the semi-finals of Euro 2020, once they misplaced to the eventual winners Italy on penalties. 

Imposing “his personal stamp and thru an outlined fashion”, the federation mentioned the coach had “positioned his religion in younger expertise and has given hope for the way forward for the Spanish nationwide staff”.  

Luis Enrique took over the nationwide staff after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, revamping the squad after the staff’s elimination within the spherical of 16.

He briefly left due to the sickness and eventual demise of his younger daughter, however returned in 2019.

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