Robert Moreno 'was disloyal' for not wanting to step down from Spain job until Euro 2020, says Luis Enrique

Moreno was promoted from assistant coach to take charge of Spain in June when Luis Enrique left to be with his ill 9-year-old daughter

The Associated Press November 27, 2019 18:55:47 IST
Robert Moreno 'was disloyal' for not wanting to step down from Spain job until Euro 2020, says Luis Enrique
  • Returning Spain coach Luis Enrique says Robert Moreno was disloyal for not wanting him to regain the job until after the 2020 European Championship

  • Moreno was promoted from assistant coach to take charge of Spain in June when Luis Enrique left to be with his ill 9-year-old daughter

  • Luis Enrique was re-hired earlier this month to lead Spain after Moreno had secured the teamâ��s spot at Euro 2020

Madrid: Returning Spain coach Luis Enrique says Robert Moreno was disloyal for not wanting him to regain the job until after the 2020 European Championship.

Robert Moreno was disloyal for not wanting to step down from Spain job until Euro 2020 says Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique, poses with a shirt next to the President of the Spanish Federation, Luis Rubiales, left, and Sports director Jose Luis Molina during his presentation as Spain's new head coach. AP

Moreno was promoted from assistant coach to take charge of Spain in June when Luis Enrique left to be with his ill 9-year-old daughter. She died in August after a five-month battle against a type of bone cancer.

Luis Enrique was re-hired earlier this month to lead Spain after Moreno had secured the team’s spot at Euro 2020.

According to Luis Enrique on Wednesday, Moreno wanted to step back down into his assistant position after next year’s tournament.

Luis Enrique says “to me, it was disloyal. I would never have done that. I don’t want anybody with these characteristics in my staff.”

The former Barcelona coach says he was keen to resume work as soon as possible to show his family that “life goes on.”

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