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General BREAKING: Hierro leaves Spain coaching role 5 hours ago

Fernando Hierro only took charge two days before the World Cup started Fernando Hierro only took charge two days before the World Cup started
Eugene Bates | 10 July, 2018, 09:33

Luis Enrique has been named as the new coach of Spain.

Luis Rubiales, head of the Spanish FA, will reportedly suggest appointing Luis Enrique as the new boss in a meeting on Monday morning, although Roberto Martínez and Quique Sánchez Flores have also been considered as potential candidates.

Former Barcelona boss, Luis Enrique has taken up the job to manage the Spanish National Team, signing a two-year deal, confirms the Spanish Football Federation. Maintaining the typical Roja style while giving it an injection of energy will likely require the coach to refresh the line-up with the likes of Saul Niguez, Marco Asensio, and Rodri.

Fernando Hierro, the sporting director, who stood in as coach and led Spain to the last 16 where they lost to host Russian Federation on penalties, said Sunday he would not continue with RFEF.

The 2010 champions were dumped out of the tournament by hosts Russian Federation in the round of 16, but former Spain global Salgado feels Luis Enrique has a better chance of succeeding than Hierro, who was parachuted into the role in hard circumstances.

He was appointed just two days before the World Cup started after Julen Lopetegui was sacked amid the controversy of Real Madrid announcing that Lopetegui would become Madrid's new manager after the tournament.

Hierro left his post as coach and subsequently resigned from his role as director of football as well, leaving RFEF president Luis Rubiales with significant planning to do.

Despite been out of work since quitting the Nou Camp outfit, the 48-year-old football tactician has been linked with Arsenal after Arsene Wenger resigned at the end of last campaign.

Spain's then sporting director Fernando Hierro stepped in hastily to replace him and led the team to the last 16, before stepping down after the tournament.

Hierro had previously said he accepted responsibility for the team's failure to advance any further in the World Cup.

"We didn't speak to anyone else, we only spoke to Luis Enrique", Rubiales said.

With Enrique's appointment, the Spanish Federation has made a statement of intent to their fans, after the World Cup debacle.

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