Luis Enrique has been re-appointed as the manager of Spain, five months after stepping down from the role for personal reasons.
Enrique resigned from the role in June as his nine-year-old daughter Xana was seriously ill with bone cancer, and subsequently died in August.
The 49-year-old former Barcelona manager took off some time to care for his beloved daughter that was battling with osteosarcoma – a bone cancer at the time for over five months.
However, the management feels Luis Enrique should return to the fold of managing the national team yet again as they feel he’s the right man for the job. His former assistant, Robert Moreno, who took over as head coach in June in his place will leave immediately.
Robert Moreno, who took over as head coach in June in the place of Luis Enrique will leave immediately.
Moreno’s departure was however meant with sadness as he walked out of the Metropolitano stadium in tears and without a word on Monday night after Spain’s 5-0 win over Romania on. The players did not speak to the media either.
It should be also noted that this is the fifth time Spain is facing a managerial spell since June 2018. Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the World Cup after agreeing to join Real Madrid following the tournament. He was replaced by Fernando Hierro for the competition and he was followed by Luis Enrique, Moreno and now Luis Enrique again.
The former Spain international won the treble in his first year in charge at Barcelona as the team won the Spanish league, the Spanish Cup and the Champions League, beating Juventus in the final.
We hope Enrique has had some time to grieve and is ready to take the responsibility of managing Spain again. Best of luck to him.
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Author: Allan Bangirana
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