Luis Enrique Named Spain Manager On Two-Year Deal

Former Barcelona and Celta Vigo boss Luis Enrique has been appointed as the new Spanish national team manager.

His appointment was confirmed at a Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) press conference on Monday afternoon.

The 48-year-old has signed a two-year deal to replace former Spanish teammate Fernando Hierro, who was in charge as Spain were eliminated by hosts Russia on penalties in a round of 16 clash at the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

Hierro had resigned from the post on Sunday and also decided not to return to his Sporting Director role.

He was elevated from the post to replace the sacked Julen Lopetegui as manager just before the start of the tournament in Russia.

2010 World Cup winners Spain have now had three managers within the last one month.