Former Barcelona coach, Luis Enrique has been named Spain’s new head coach, the Spanish Football Federation (SFF) have announced.. This development is coming after Fernando Hierro stepped down from temporary charge following their last-16 World Cup exit to Russia.

 Recall that Spain sacked their former coach Julen Lopetegui just two days before their opening World Cup game against Portugal in Sochi.

“We need a successful coach, who’s modern and who knows the game style but can make small adjustments. We can’t swipe everything clean, with regards to all the work carried out.” Spain’s new sporting director, José Francisco Molina, maintained.

The president of the SFF, Luis Rubiales, added, “We have not spoken to anybody else – only Luis Enrique. We liked his commitment and he has turned down better paid jobs to coach the Spanish national team.”

Enrique’s contract is for two years and his first game in charge will be a friendly against England, on 8 September at Wembley. He won 8 titles in 3 seasons at Barcelona