BREAKING: Another manager sacked following Qatar World Cup exit

ANOTHER manager has been sacked following his side’s exit from the World Cup in Qatar.

The manager of Spain, Luis Enrique, has been sacked from his position following his side’s poor display at the World Cup in Qatar.

The RFEF made the announcement on Thursday, December 8.

“The RFEF would like to thank Luis Enrique and his entire coaching staff for their work at the head of the senior national team over the last few years,” a statement read.

“The RFEF’s sports management has submitted a report to the president stating that a new project for the Spanish national football team should be launched, with the aim of continuing the growth achieved in recent years thanks to the work carried out by Luis Enrique and his staff.”

It added: “Both the president, Luis Rubiales, and the sporting director, José Francisco Molina, have informed the coach of the decision taken.

“The Asturian coach managed to give a new impetus to the national team since his arrival in 2018, through a profound renovation that has consolidated a generational change in the team and in Spanish football.

“Luis Enrique managed to qualify for two UEFA Nations League Final Fours, out of the three he played as coach; and reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020 with his own stamp and through a defined style.

“He has placed his faith in young talent and has given hope for the future of the Spanish national team,” it added.

“The RFEF wishes Luis Enrique and his team the best of luck in their future professional endeavours. The coach takes with him the affection and admiration of his collaborators in the national team and of the entire Federation, which will always be his home.”

Spain were knocked out of this year’s World Cup by Morocco, after failing to score any of their penalty kicks when the knockout game finished 0-0.

Fans reacted to the news on social media.

“Thank you for everything Luis Enrique. I hope it was his decision, if it is a dismissal, it is a serious mistake by the Federation.”

“What are you doing, seriously, what are you doing?” another person said.

While another said: “Well, it seems to me that things with Luis Enrique have ended badly! Marcelino is my choice!”

“Two days after being eliminated from the World Cup, it was decided to do without Luis Enrique and “start a new project”. I can understand it,” Maria Tikas wrote.

“What I cannot understand is the disparity of criteria with the women’s team, with a coach in 7 years and without results.”

While another person wrote: “Luis Enrique managed to make all of Spain believe again that winning a World Cup was possible. He carried out the generational change of the selection and took us to the semifinals of a Eurocup. And now that we once again had a project for the future, they charge it at the first opportunity.”

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Matthew Roscoe

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