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LUIS ENRIQUE REAPPOINTED AS MANAGER OF SPANISH NATIONAL TEAM

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Former Barcelona Manager, Luis Enrique has returned to his job as manager of the Spanish national football team after quitting for personal reasons in June of this year. Upt until then, he had taken a leave of absence from March 26.

His assistant, Robert Moreno had taken charge immediately after.

Cakes Studio Abuja

The return of Enrique was announced by Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales in a news conference in Madrid on Tuesday.

Rubiales told reporters that he got a message from Moreno earlier on Monday that said: “I want to agree my departure and not be an obstacle for the return of Luis Enrique.”

The federation had told Moreno on Monday that they were consideting the possibility of Enrique’s return.

Spain have now had five coaches in 17 months during Luis Rubiales’ tenure as Spanish football federation president.

Just as about the 2018 world cup was about to begin, Julen Lopetegui was sacked when news got to the federation that he had agreed to join Real Madrid.

Fernando Hierro took charge of former champions during the competition in what turned out to be very dismal outing. Luis Enrique was then appointed coach after the world cup.

Enrique’s daughter’s cancer diagnosis forced him to leave the Spain camp on the eve of a game in Malta in March this year.

Moreno initially supervised the team in his absence, before being appointed on a full-time basis.

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