‘At no time have we proposed a change of coach’: Spanish FA still committed to manager Luis Enrique despite his ongoing absence with a personal issue
- Spain remain committed to coach Luis Enrique despite his continued absence
- Enrique missed March’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Malta due to a family issue
- It will also stop him taking charge of games with the Faroe Islands and Sweden
Spain remain committed to coach Luis Enrique despite his continued absence with a personal problem.
Sporting director Jose Francisco Molina insists La Roja have no intention of moving on from the former Barcelona boss, who missed March’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Malta due to a family issue which will also prevent him taking charge of next month’s games against the Faroe Islands and Sweden.
Speaking at a press conference to announce the squad for those games, broadcast on the national team’s Twitter feed, Molina confirmed: ‘Luis Enrique could not be here today for the same reason that he had to leave the squad in Malta, nor will he be at the two qualifying matches.
Spain remain committed to Luis Enrique despite his continued absence due to a personal issue
‘The federation’s commitment to the coach is total. Mutual commitment is still in force, there is no doubt about that and we hope to have the coach for a long time.
‘The commitment on both sides is total. At no time have we proposed a change of coach and he has not raised it.’
Enrique’s assistant Robert Moreno will take charge of the upcoming qualifiers, as he did for the 2-0 win over Malta.
Enrique’s assistant Robert Moreno will take charge of the upcoming qualifiers in his absence
Moreno said: ‘The players have called us to ask about Luis Enrique.
‘This is like when you have an injury to the number 10, the best player – we will all have to give a little more to help. We will not lack commitment and the desire to repay Luis Enrique for the trust he has placed in us.
‘Taking this step for me is an act of responsibility, I’m going to try to enjoy it, although I hope it will not last long, I’ve been with Luis Enrique for almost nine years.’