The Spanish Football Federation have this afternoon confirmed the reappointment of Luis Enrique as national team manager.
Spain headed for Euros
La Roja completed their qualification campaign for next summer’s European Championships last night.
Spain welcomed Romania to the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, having already secured their spot atop the Group F table.
This didn’t stop the international heavyweights from putting on a show, though, as the hosts eventually emerged with a comprehensive 5-0 win.
Fabian Ruiz, Gerard Moreno (2), Mikel Oyarzabal and an own goal proved the difference between the sides in the Spanish capital.
Their latest comfortable victory means that Spain head to Euro 2020 with 8 wins and 2 draws from 10 outings, boasting a hefty +26 goal difference.
The 2012 European champions’ qualification campaign was actually overseen by a pair of different managers.
La Roja’s first 4 fixtures saw them guided by Luis Enrique. However, the former Barcelona boss was forced to step down from his post in June of this year, as his young daughter battled cancer.
Heartbreakingly for the Enrique family, 9-year-old Xana eventually passed away late in August.
Robert Moreno was the man tasked with replacing Enrique on the Spain bench, with the 42-year-old having subsequently overseen 4 wins and 2 draws whilst in charge.
As has since been confirmed this afternoon, though, Moreno will not be the man to lead Spain to Euro 2020.
This job will fall on the shoulders of the aforementioned Enrique, who, just months after the tragic passing of his daughter, has been reappointed as manager of La Roja:
⚠ OFICIAL | Luis Enrique regresa al frente de la @SeFutbol. La @RFEF ha mantenido su palabra de dejar las puertas abiertas al técnico asturiano, que dirigirá al equipo hasta el Mundial de #Qatar2022. Así lo explicó el presidente @LuisRubiales pic.twitter.com/m173mjPyUG
— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) November 19, 2019