Fernando Hierro quits as Spain sporting director after World Cup exit

Fernando Hierro only took charge two days before the World Cup started

Rubiales fired Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup when the coach announced he had signed to take over at Real Madrid.

They finished top of Group B but suffered a shock elimination by hosts Russian Federation in the last 16 last Sunday in a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw.

Luis Enrique previously coached FC Barcelona, where he won the treble in 2014-15, as well as playing 62 times for Spain, which included appearances at three World Cups (1994, 1998 and 2002). Maintaining the typical Roja style while giving it an injection of energy will likely require the coach to refresh the line-up with the likes of Saul Niguez, Marco Asensio, and Rodri.

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Spain are set to hire Luis Enrique as the new manager of the national team after Fernando Hierro declined an offer to stay in the role.

The Spanish Football Federation has announced the appointment of former Barcelona boss, Luis Enrique as the new manager for the national team.

Marca's front page has a photograph of Luis Enrique with a headline: "The new Luis".

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The 48-year-old has been out of work since leaving Barcelona last summer and had been linked with Arsenal when Arsene Wenger stepped down at the end of the season.

Andres Iniesta, the former Barcelona great who scored the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final, retired from the global team after the defeat to Russian Federation. "Luis Enrique comes with his staff, but he will speak about that topic next week".

Earlier on Monday, Jose Francisco Molina, a former goalkeeper for Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna with nine caps for Spain, was appointed as the federation's sporting director.

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