Luis Enrique to miss Spain game 'for family reasons'

Robert Moreno will be in charge of Spain against Malta on Tuesday night, with manager Luis Enrique absent because of "family reasons".

Robert Moreno, who is Luis Enrique's assistant, will lead Spain in his absence.   -  Getty Images

Luis Enrique will not take charge of Spain for its game against Malta on Tuesday due to "family reasons", the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed.

La Roja faces Malta in a Euro 2020 qualifier in Ta' Qali three days after Spain began its group with a 2-1 home victory over Norway.

Robert Moreno, who is Luis Enrique's assistant and previously worked with the Spain boss at Roma, Celta Vigo and Barcelona, will lead the team in the coach's absence.

A tweet from the RFEF account read: "We inform of the absence of our coach Luis Enrique Martinez in the match tonight for family reasons. We ask for discretion and respect for his privacy. The second coach, Robert Moreno, will tonight lead the team."