Spain’s national football team coach, Luis Enrique, has stepped down as the country’s soccer manager.

Enrique, a former Barcelona coach, will now be replaced by assistant manager, Robert Moreno, Eurosports reports.

Spanish Soccer Federation President, Luis Rubiales made this disclosure at a news conference on Wednesday.

“It was a decision Luis Enrique took himself which we are grateful for. We will have a perfect memory of him. It’s a personal matter which doesn’t depend on us. We think it’s the best thing to do,” Rubiales said.

Enrique has been in charge of Spain less than a year.

Spain had announced Enrique’s absence from the Euro 2020 European Champions qualifier with Malta back in March, citing “an urgent family matter”.

Enrique became Spain’s coach last July after the team’s exit from the 2018 World Cup hosted by Russia.


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