Has been coach of the Spaniards since 2018: Luis Enrique
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Luis Enrique is no longer Spain's national football coach after losing out in the round of 16 at the World Cup in Qatar.
As the Spanish association RFEF announced on Thursday, the sports management decided against extending the contract and will instead take a new path.
Association appreciates his work
Association president Luis Rubiales and sports director José Francisco Molina informed the 52-year-old of the decision.
According to a press release, a "new project for the Spanish national team should be launched" that builds on the work of Enrique and his staff.
Enrique had previously left his future open after losing 3-0 on penalties to African outsiders Morocco.
The association has recognized his work since 2018, with which Enrique gave new impetus to Furia Roja.
However, the long-time FC Barcelona professional missed a great success, at the EM 2021 his team failed in the semi-finals against Italy.
According to Spanish media reports, U21 national coach Luis de la Fuente could follow Enrique.