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Spain appoint former FC Barcelona boss Luis Enrique as new head coach

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Luis Enrique managed FC Barcelona from 2014 to 2017.

Spain’s football federation says former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has been appointed to take charge of the national team.

The former FC Barcelona coach replaces Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked on the eve of the World Cup after accepting the job at Real Madrid, with Fernando Hierro taking temporary charge for the finals in Russia.

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Luis Enrique has signed a two-year contract.

“The decision has been unanimous,” federation president Luis Rubiales said. “I like his commitment. He has let better financial opportunities pass in order to be national team coach.

“This coach fulfills all the parameters to take charge of the team. Luis Enrique is bringing his backroom staff, but this is a matter he will speak about next week.”

Luis Enrique, who has been a part of he Spain team and managed FC Barcelona from 2014 to 2017 where he won the treble in the first season and won the double of the La Liga title and the Copa del Rey in the second. 

(With AP Inputs)

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