Luis Enrique to be named Spain coach

Luis Enrique to be named Spain coach

Hierro was placed in temporary charge of the team after Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the tournament.

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. However, they conceded a late equaliser against Portugal and trailed Morocco 1-0 and 2-1 before scraping a draw in injury time.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have confirmed that Fernando Hierro will no longer continue with the federation after Spain's shock World Cup exit at the knockout stages.

"The RFEF wants to thank Fernando Hierro for his compromise and sense of duty when taking the reigns of the national team under extraordinary circumstances, as well as performing all his duties". "The coach declined to return to his previous position as sporting director of the Spanish FA to seek new horizons and undertake new challenges".

"The Federation wants to highlight the professional and human values of an extraordinary athlete who wants the best of fortunes".

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"Thanks for everything, Fernando!".

Interestingly, the 50-year-old Hierro was handed the managerial position after ex-boss Lopetetgui quit the role to join the Los Blancos as new manager.

In Russia, Spain topped Group B under Hierro.

Luis Rubiales, head of the Spanish FA, will reportedly suggest appointing Luis Enrique as the new boss in a meeting on Monday morning, although Roberto Martínez and Quique Sánchez Flores have also been considered as potential candidates.

Lopetegui's decision to have accepted Real Madrid job masterminded the rationale for him to have been axed by the Spanish Football Federation chiefs.

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