Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Fernando Hierro leaves Spain role after failing to make quarter-finals

Fernando Hierro leaves Spain role after failing to make quarter-finals

Fernando Hierro, who led Spain at the 2018 World Cup, has stepped down as coach and will not return to his former role as sporting director of the team.

The 48-year-old takes over from Fernando Hierro, who took over the team following the shock sacking of Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup finals.

Fernando Hierro has quit his role as Spain's national team head coach following La Furia Roja's Second Round exit at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

Rubiales also said before Luis Enrique's appointment that Spain's players had no say in who the new coach would be.

Fernando Hierro, previously the RFEF's sporting director, took over on a temporary basis for the tournament, but has not continued following Spain's disappointing showing in Russian Federation.

Enrique had been on a year-long sabbatical from football management after leaving Barcelona at the end of the 2016/17 season, after three successful years with the Catalans.

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Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is set to be named as Spain's new manager. Spain left the tournament after winning just one game.

Hierro had previously said he accepted responsibility for the team's failure to advance any further in the World Cup.

Qualifying for Euro 2020, which is being held across the continent, will take place in 2019 between March 21 and November 19.

Enrique won the La Liga, Spanish Cup and Champions League treble while in charge of Barca in 2015.

Marca's front page has a photograph of Luis Enrique with a headline: "The new Luis".

Molina, 47, is a former Spanish national goalkeeper and also played for Atletico Madrid and Deportivo de la Coruna.

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