Spain set to name Luis Enrique as new coach

Spain set to name Luis Enrique as new coach

Luis Enrique is seemingly close to being confirmed as Spain's new manager.

Spain endured a turbulent FIFA 2018 World Cup campaign this summer, sacking manager Julen Lopetegui just a day before the start of the competition after he agreed to take over at Real Madrid.

Fernando Hierro stepped in as interim coach, but La Roja were knocked out by hosts Russia in the last 16 and Hierro consequently stepped down from his position.

The Mirror reports that Former Barcelona boss is now the preferred choice to take over and that Enrique will be recommended by Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales at a meeting today.

The likes of Quique Flores, Michel, Roberto Martinez as well as Victor Sanchez del Amo have also been linked with the job, but Enrique is deemed the frontrunner for a two-year contract which would take him through to Euro 2020.

Enrique has been out of soccer since leaving Barcelona last summer and the 48-year-old has earlier been linked with Arsenal as well as Chelsea.

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