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Luis Enrique Returns As Spain Boss, Robert Moreno, Walks Away

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Former Barcelona manager, Luis Enrique, has been reappointed as Spain's coach, five months after he stepped down from the position.

The 49-year-old had resigned as La Roja boss in June, to care for his daughter, Xana, who was seriously ill with bone cancer at the time and was replaced by his assistant, Robert Moreno.

Enrique's 9-year-old eventually passed away in August, leaving the former Spain International even more devastated.

But ahead of the Euro 2020 which Spain qualified for in his absence, the country's FA has decided to bring him back as head coach.

Meanwhile, Moreno who was in charge as Spain beat Romania 5-0 on Monday in their final qualification game has been forced to make way.

The decision to bring back the 2015 Champions League winning manager has left Moreno - who was given a permanent contract through to the summer 2020 - shocked.

In September, Moreno had said that he would happily step aside if Enrique wanted to return but it appears he feels differently now, as he was seen leaving the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in tears and without talking to the press after the 5-0 win over Romania on Monday.

The decision to bring back Enrique was taken by Spanish FA boss, Rubiales, who made the announcement at a press conference on Tuesday.

Rubiales has made five managerial changes to the Spanish team since June 2018.