Luis Enrique quits as Spain boss over ‘serious personal reasons’


Luis Enrique has stepped down from his role as Spain manager and will be replaced by assistant manager Robert Moreno.

Enrique, the former Barcelona manager, has been in charge of Spain less than a year but has missed their last three internationals amid personal issues.

Spain announced Enrique’s absence from the Euro 2020 European Champions qualifier with Malta back in March, citing “an urgent family matter”. 

He also missed the recent qualifiers against Faroe Islands and Sweden, and Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales confirmed the managerial change on Wednesday afternoon.

Speaking at a press conference, Rubiales said: “Luis Enrique announces that he will not continue as coach, and you have respected this situation a lot and continue to respect him in the same way.

“I have to thank Luis Enrique when he has been with the Federation. We will always have the doors of the Federation and the national team open.”

The boss took charge of Spain’s UEFA Nations League campaign, where they failed to reach the semi-finals, and began their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign but flew home hours before their second game away to Malta in March for personal reasons.

Enrique confirmed his decision to the Spanish Football Federation in a written statement.

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