Spain announce Luis Enique as new head coach

Hierro has decided to

Hierro has decided to"seek new horizons and undertake new professional challenges

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 Russian Federation on penalties, before stepping down after the tournament.

Fernando Hierro has quit his role as Spain's national team head coach following La Furia Roja's Second Round exit at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

Hierro announced on Sunday that he would not be continuing as Spain manager, or returning to his post as sporting director.

Luis Enrique is favourite to take over as Spain manager.

Luis Rubiales, head of the Spanish FA, will reportedly suggest appointing Luis Enrique as the new boss in a meeting on Monday morning, although Roberto Martínez and Quique Sánchez Flores have also been considered as potential candidates.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have scheduled a news conference on Monday to announce changes to the organisation's structure.

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A team with a history of success, a talented squad and a distinctive style of playing, had just failed to win a trophy for the first time in six years.

Lopetegui was sacked two days before their opening World Cup match with Portugal after he was named Real Madrid boss.

Despite been out of work since quitting the Nou Camp outfit, the 48-year-old football tactician has been linked with Arsenal after Arsene Wenger resigned at the end of last campaign.

"I don't think you can talk about the team breaking down or collapsing.

We liked his commitment and he has turned down better paid jobs to coach the Spanish national team".

Spain face England on September 8 at Wembley in their first game of the UEFA Nations League, after being drawn in a group which also contains Croatia.

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