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Luis Enrique has left his position as Spain supervisor after they have been knocked out of the World Cup by Morocco.
The 52-year-old took cost in 2018 and guided Spain to the Euro 2020 semi-finals, the place they misplaced to Italy.
The Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF) mentioned a “new venture” ought to begin however didn’t put a time-frame on when a brand new boss can be introduced.
“We want to thank Luis Enrique and his complete teaching workers,” the RFEF mentioned in a press release.
Spain thrashed Costa Rica 7-0 of their opening group sport of the World Cup however their possession-based sport noticed them accused of being “boring” as they drew 1-1 with Germany and misplaced 2-1 to Japan.
On Tuesday, Spain have been held to a goalless draw by Morocco earlier than shedding a penalty shootout as they have been knocked out.
Spain drew plaudits for his or her type and established themselves because the world’s main nation beneath Luis Aragones and Vicente del Bosque of their period of domination between 2008 and 2012 after they gained two successive Euros both facet of their first World Cup.
However the facet has not gained a significant trophy since being topped European champions in 2012. They usually haven’t progressed previous the final 16 on the World Cup since their triumph in 2010.
Enrique’s most profitable interval as supervisor at membership stage got here with Barcelona. Between 2014 and 2017 he gained the Champions League and guided them to 2 La Liga titles, three Copa del Rey trophies, the Tremendous Cup, the Membership World Cup and Spanish Tremendous Cup.
He took over as supervisor of Spain within the wake of their chaotic 2018 World Cup marketing campaign, succeeding Fernando Hierro who had stepped in two days earlier than the event as a result of Julen Lopetegui was sacked for saying he was taking up at Actual Madrid after the event.
Former Spain midfielder Enrique stepped away from his position for a brief interval in 2019 as a result of his late daughter had been identified with bone most cancers, earlier than returning for the facet’s spectacular Euros run within the event that was delayed by a 12 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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