Spain have named former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique as the new national team head coach as Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the World Cup.
Lopetegui was immediately replaced by Fernando Hierro but following a penalty shootout loss to Russia in the round of 16, the latter stepped down from his post.
Thereafter, the Spanish Football FA have now confirmed that Enrique has signed a two-year deal following a disappointing World Cup campaign.
The 48-year-old will lead his country into the qualifying campaign for Euro 2020 just two year years before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Enrique, who stepped down as Barcelona manager at the end of the 2016-17 season, has been without a job since he left the Camp Nou side.
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OFICIAL. Luis Enrique es el nuevo DT de la Selección absoluta de España. Llega tras el lío que se armó con Julen Lopetegui y el fracaso en el Mundial de Rusia 2018. Con el FC Barcelona, que fue su última experiencia en los banquillos, ganó 9 de 13 títulos posibles. #España #LuisEnrique #RFEF #SelecciónEspañola #NuevoDT #NuevaEra #SomosInvictos
The Spaniard has been strongly linked with Premier League move with Chelsea considered him as Antonio Conte replacement.
Arsenal have also revealed an interest in former Real Madrid and Barcelona midfielder following Arsene Wenger departure.
However, Enrique has now been named as the new Spain coach taking over from Lopetegui who was dismissed after agreeing to sign for Real Madrid without consulting the Spanish FA.
Enrique, who spent three seasons at Camp Nou, has won nine trophies as the Catalans manager including two La Liga titles and UEFA Champions League.