Luis Enrique named new Spain manager after Fernando Hierro's exit

Luis Enrique named new Spain manager after Fernando Hierro's exit

- Luis Enrique has agreed a two-year deal and replaces Fernando Hierro as Spain boss

- Fernando Hierro resigned from the post following Spain’s poor performance at the FIFA World Cup in Russia

- The former Barcelona boss penned a two-year deal that will see him through Euro 2020

Former Real Madrid player Luis Enrique has been named new Spain’s La Roja boss.

The former Barcelona boss penned a two-year deal after a disappointing World Cup that also saw former manager Fernando Hierro resigning from the position.

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Interestingly, the 2010 winners failed to progress past the last 16 after they were bundled out by host Russia after the unexpected departure of Julen Lopetegui following his appointment as Los Blancos before the Mundial.

Ex-Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has been named Spain’s new boss

Ex-Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has been named Spain’s new boss. Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Fernando Hierro was left at the helms of affair for the Mundial but refused to continue the job and Luis Enrique has now been named as the new manager of La Roja.

The former Real Madrid player is expected to lead La Roja into the qualifying campaign for Euro 2020 and potentially into the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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.

At the last count, Enrique has won La Liga silverware with both Real Madrid and Barcelona alongside the league, cup and Champion League treble as boss of the Nou Camp dwellers.

Earlier YEN.com.gh previously had reported that Spain's interim coach Fernando Hierro had refused to continue with the Royal Spanish Football Federation.

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According a UK Sun report, the Real Madrid legend who took over the position just before the ongoing world Cup in Russia, has also distanced himself from his former job as sports director.

Spain’s La Roja were dumped out of the Mundial by Russia’s Sbornaya after Igor Akinfeev proved too good to be beaten during their last 16 clash.

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