Luis Enrique is back at Spain. The former Spanish boss will be carrying on where he left off 5 months ago after stepping down from the position due to ‘personal reasons’. The Spanish boss stepped down from his role at the helm of the Spanish side as his daughter was suffering from bone cancer. Unfortunately the 9 year old Xana passed away in August.
The announcement about Enrique’s reinstatement was made today by Spanish Football federation president Luis Rubiales during a press statement. He went on to clearify the matter of replacing Moreno by adding
“Today we can confirm that Luis Enrique will return to his position,”
“We have acted sincerely, we have not deceived anyone. Everyone knew that if Luis Enrique wanted to come back he had the doors open.”
In his absence the team has been run by his former assistant Robert Moreno who did an excellent job as he saw Spain through to the next round of the Euro 2020 championships which will be held next year.
This announcement seems to clarify Moreno’s reaction at the end of the Spain vs Romania game where the Spaniards won 5-0. Moreno left the stadium immediately after the game looking distraught and not talking to any press. Although he had previously expressed his support for his friend stating that he would gladly step aside should Enrique chose to return as manager, it is clear that what the man said and what he hoped for are two totally different things and who could blame him seeing as he was the one that saw Spain through to the next round of the Euro’s.
Luis had been with the side for 11 months before stepping down. Spain will be looking to him to finish off the job that Moreno started and bring a successful end to the teams Euro 2020 campaign. If the two honchos work together as is expected, then we expect to see only good things from the Spanish side next year.
Welcome Back Luis!!!