It is official now that Luis Enrique has stepped down as the head coach of the Spanish Football National Team, confirmed the National team and as per Fabrizio Romano’s recent post, he is set to return to club football.
🔴 OFICIAL | La @RFEF agradece a @LUISENRIQUE21 su trabajo al frente de la @SEFutbol
🔗 https://t.co/6Cib6cpJ1l#GraciasLuisEnrique pic.twitter.com/wkAIMu2utd
— RFEF (@rfef) December 8, 2022
After a poor 2022 World Cup campaign, Enrique’s tenure as Spain’s manager is over. La Roja began with a dominant 7-0 victory over Costa Rica, but lost on penalties to Morocco in the last 16 to be eliminated. As of right now, Enrique has been fired as coach, and a replacement will be sought, according to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). His contract was set to expire at the end of the year, and after a disappointing campaign in Qatar, it was decided not to renew it. Spain was anticipated to play a significant role in the tournament, but they only made it to the knockout round after finishing second to Japan in Group E, where they were eliminated by a determined Morocco team.
Spain has lost on penalties in the round of 16 of the World Cup in each of the last two years, losing three of their last four games.