After the death of his daughter Xanita, Luis Enrique is reappointed back to the football scene and will be taking charge of Spain ahead of the Euro 2020, replacing Robert Moreno who was dismissed from his role.
Moreno, who secured Spain’s qualification to the tournament with a record of seven wins and two draws as interim and later permanent manager, had been Luis Enrique’s assistant and was handed the reins when the former Barcelona coach stepped down in June to take care of his daughter Xana, who passed away in September.
Following Spain’s 5-0 win over Romania on Monday, Moreno refused to talk to the media and instead stayed in the dressing room to bid an emotional farewell to the players, according to reports in the Spanish press
Luis Enrique had been in charge of the national team for a year, winning five and losing two of his seven games in charge.
As one of the many tournament hosts for the cross-continent European Championships next summer, Spain already know that they will be drawn in Group E with Republic of Ireland, should the Irish qualify through the Nations League play-offs in March.