Luis Enrique resigns as Coach of Spain
Spain coach, Luis Enrique has been forced to quit as head coach of the Spanish national team coach because of a ‘serious family problem.’
The head of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales announced his exit on Tuesday.
Mr. Rubiales also praised Spain’s sports media for respecting Luis Enrique’s request for privacy since he announced he would be temporarily stepping down in March.
Rubiales said: ‘The media have respected the situation very well and we ask that you continue to do that.
‘We trust in Robert to take things forward. He will be in charge of taking us to the European Championship.’
The news comes after Luis Enrique who took over the Spain team after the last World Cup in Russia missed the game against Malta in March and matches against San Marino and Sweden this month. His number two Robert Moreno who stepped in for him will now keep the job on a permanent basis.
According to Daily Mail, there is speculation that the health of one of the former Barcelona’s coach’s family members is behind his decision.