Former Barca boss Enrique named Spain coach

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez

Luis Enrique has been on a sabbatical since leaving Barcelona in May 2017 and was a reported target of Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea in April.

Enrique replaces Fernando Hierro, who took charge of the team during this year's World Cup after Julen Lopetegui was sacked a day before the tournament began for the manner in which he negotiated a move to Real Madrid.

The 2010 champions were knocked out of the tournament by hosts Russian Federation in the second round, losing 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

"An example is Luis Aragonés, who was a great head coach with whom Spain won, although he had a few issues with you".

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez and former Spain internationals Michel and Quique Sanchez Flores had been considered contenders for the position but Luis Enrique was the No. 1 choice.

Ranbir Kapoor joins Neetu Kapoor's 60th birthday celebration in Paris
She has also shared two other attractive pictures with Neetu Kapoor, also featuring grand mother Krishna Raj Kapoor and daughter Samara .

Luis Enrique's frosty relationship with the media is an issue for the new Spain boss, although it is one that Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales hopes can be resolved. "He rejected better monetary offers to coach Spain".

Despite been out of work since quitting the Nou Camp outfit, the 48-year-old football tactician has been linked with Arsenal after Arsene Wenger resigned at the end of last campaign.

The decision to appoint Lucho was unanimous; he became the clear favourite and there was no "casting" session.

Enrique's first game will be against England in September before they face another World Cup semi-finalist in Croatia just three days later.

Fernando Hierro was left at the helms of affair for the Mundial but refused to continue the job and Luis Enrique has now been named as the new manager of La Roja.

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