Spain are expected to appoint a recent manager inside the subsequent 48 as Luis Enrique edges closer to the exit door. The 52-year-old tactician saw his side ruthlessly dumped out of the World Cup in Qatar on Tuesday following a penalty-shootout defeat to Morocco in Doha after 120 cagey minutes of pulsating acton.
But ultimately, Spain’s campaign in Qatar will probably be considered a failure especially after they won their first group match 7-0 against Costa Rica.
La Roja were being tipped as among the many favourites following the incredible showing that demonstrated their exceptional technical quality and fluidity in attack.
Yet it could prove to be Spain’s only win of the tournament after drawing with Germany and later losing 2-1 to Japan in Group E – a result that saw them qualify in second place.
Now Spanish outlet El Larguero are reporting that Enrique is about to resign from his position having previously guided La Roja to the semi-finals of Euro 2020.
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Enrique has taken Spain’s exit personally and now it appears like the fitting time for fresh ideas following an underwhelming showing within the Middle East.
Luis de la Fuente, who’s the present manager of Spain’s Under-21 side, is the favourite to switch Enrique.
The 61-year-old coach could even be announced as La Roja’s recent boss in the approaching days if Enrique’s departure is indeed confirmed.
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