Euro 2020 qualifiers: Spain coach Robert Moreno says would gladly step aside if Luis Enrique wants to return

Luis Enrique’s former assistant Moreno is preparing for his first games in charge of Spain since being officially appointed, having managed the team on three occasions during his predecessor’s absence.

Reuters September 03, 2019 19:15:42 IST
Euro 2020 qualifiers: Spain coach Robert Moreno says would gladly step aside if Luis Enrique wants to return
  • Robert Moreno was assistant to former Spain coach Luis Enrique, who quit in June

  • Enrique stepped down to spend time with his daughter, who was suffering from cancer

  • Enrique's daughter died of a rare form of bone cancer last Thursday

Barcelona: Spain coach Robert Moreno said on Tuesday he would gladly to step aside if Luis Enrique wished to return to the post, after giving it up to spend time with his daughter, who died last week of cancer.

Euro 2020 qualifiers Spain coach Robert Moreno says would gladly step aside if Luis Enrique wants to return

File image of Luis Enrique. Reuters

The Asturian resigned in June to spend time with 9-year-old Xana, who died of a rare form of bone cancer last Thursday.

Luis Enrique’s former assistant Moreno is preparing for his first games in charge of Spain since being officially appointed, having managed the team on three occasions during his predecessor’s absence.

“I consider Luis a friend and ahead of everything is friendship,” Moreno told a news conference.

“If one day he wants to return, I would be delighted to take a step to the side and work with him.”

Spain face Romania on Thursday and then host the Faroe Islands in Gijon on Sunday in qualifying matches for the 2020 European Championship.

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