Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique named Spain's national football team coach
'Luis Enrique's appointment as coach for the next two years was approved unanimously,' Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish football federation.
Madrid: Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was appointed Spain's new coach on Monday after previous incumbent Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the World Cup.
"Luis Enrique's appointment as coach for the next two years was approved unanimously," Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish football federation, told reporters.
His press briefing came just hours after Jose Francisco Molina, 47, a former goalkeeper at Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna who played nine times for Spain, was named as sporting director.
Enrique, 48, will replace Lopetegui, who was fired by Rubiales when the coach announced he had signed to take over at Real Madrid.
The national team's then sporting director Fernando Hierro stepped in to replace him and led Spain to the last 16 where they lost to hosts Russia on penalties, before stepping down after the tournament.
Enrique was Barcelona coach for three years from May 2014, leading the Catalan giants to the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles in his first campaign at the helm.
Defender Ronald Araujo had to be taken away in an ambulance in the 64th minute of the match after he collided with teammate Gavi head on.
Moreno had joined Espanyol in 2020 after the club had been relegated to the second division, and succeeded in bringing them back to the top flight.
Barcelona move two points ahead of Sevilla and nine clear of fifth-placed Real Betis, who have a game in hand, with four matches to play this season.