Fernando Hierro leaves role with Spain after World Cup exit

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Hierro took over from Julen Lopetegui on a temporary basis, two days before Spain's first World Cup game.However The 2010 World Cup winners were knocked out of this year's tournament in the Round of 16.

The 2010 champions were knocked out of the tournament by hosts Russian Federation in the second round, losing 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

The Spanish Football Federation has appointed Luis Enrique as Spain's new national team coach, the president of the federation Luis Rubiales announced during a press conference on Monday (Jul 9).

Spain have confirmed the appointment of former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique as their new manager.

A team with a history of success, a talented squad and a distinctive style of playing, had just failed to win a trophy for the first time in six years.

Lopetegui had been appointed as new Real Madrid manager and was destined to take over after the tournament in Russian Federation but RFEF president Luis Rubiales was not happy with Lopetegui not informing him about his decision.

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A great number of tasks are at hand for Luis Enrique when he begins life as the coach of the Spanish national team, with a select number dominating the fate of his tenure.

Enrique, 48, who won two La Liga titles and the Champions League in charge of Barca, has signed a two-year contract with no escape clause.

Enrique, the former Barcelona manager, has been without a job since leaving Camp Nou after the 2016-17 season.

"Luis Enrique comes with his staff, but he will talk about that next week".

Of the starting XI against Russian Federation, only Marco Asensio will be younger than 30 by the time the next World Cup comes around.

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