Luis Enrique steps down as Spain coach; Robert Moreno takes over

After missing three consecutive games due to a family emergency, Luis Enrique has been replaced as Spain coach by Robert Moreno.

New Spain coach Robert Moreno   -  Twitter (@sefutbol)

Robert Moreno has been named as the permanent Spain head coach, with Luis Enrique stepping away due to personal reasons.

Former assistant coach Moreno oversaw Spain's past three matches after Luis Enrique was granted leave following a family emergency in March.

Moreno and the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) were keen to see the former Barcelona boss return for the next international break in September.

However, it was confirmed on Wednesday that Moreno will take on the job on a full-time basis in the latest coaching change for La Roja.

Spain sacked Julen Lopetegui on the eve of last year's World Cup after he agreed a deal with Real Madrid, before Luis Enrique came in for Fernando Hierro following an underwhelming tournament in Russia.

The three-time European champion finished second behind England in its Nations League group but has since won its opening four Euro 2020 qualifiers.

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