When did Luis Enrique become Spain manager and what teams has the Barcelona legend managed?

LUIS ENRIQUE will once again be in the dugout for Spain at the World Cup in Qatar.

It’s Enrique’s first managerial position since leaving Barcelona, taking over the role after interim boss Fernando Hierro stepped down after Spain’s 2018 World Cup quarter-final penalties defeat to Russia.

The Spaniard will be hoping that he can prepare his team to come out on top against Germany as they face off this week.

Luis Enrique faces the media ahead of England clashAFP or licensors

When did Luis Enrique become the Spain manager?

Luis Enrique was announced as the new national team boss in July, taking over the reins from Fernando Hierro who managed the side during the World Cup before stepping down.

Hierro was filling in for former Spain boss Julien Lopetegui, who was sacked by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) days before the nations World Cup opener to Portugal.

This was down to negotiations taking place between Lopetegui and Real Madrid, which occurred without any information to the RFEF.

Lopetegui signed a three-year-deal to take over the Spanish giants from Zinedine Zidane but lost out on the chance to manage the country at the World Cup, despite winning 14 of his 20 games in charge while drawing the other six.

Julen Lopetegui was sacked days before World Cup openerAFP or licensors

What other clubs has Luis Enrique managed?

Luis Enrique began his managerial career at Barcelona B in 2008 before doing spells at Spanish clubs Roma and Celta.

Enrique became the Barcelona manager in July 2014 and won the treble in his first year in charge, scooping the La Liga Coach of the Year and the FIFA World Coach of the Year along the way.

He added the double a year later and won a third successive Copa Del Ray in his final year in charge of the squad.

Under Enrique, Barcelona won 138 of their 181 games, losing just 21 matches.

Enrique celebrates as Barcelona win the Champions League in 2015EPA


Who is Luis Enrique?

Luis Enrique was born on May 8 1970. He is 48-years-old.

He spent five years at Spanish giants Real Madrid, winning the La Liga title and Copa del Ray for the first time as a player.

He moved to Barcelona in 1996 and went on to win two La Liga titles, two Copa del Ray’s, the UEFA Super Cup and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Scoring 110 goals in over 300 Barcelona appearances in all competitions.

He made 61 appearances as a player for the Spain national side, netting 12 goals.

Enrique played over 300 games for BarcelonaAP:Associated Press

 

 

 

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