Thunderbolt Morocco ousts new Spain representative

Albert Luque took over as sporting director of Spain on Thursday, replacing José Molina.

Molina left his post after the Spanish Football Federation announced that it would not renew the contract, which expires next month.

Luque is the sporting director and Francis Hernandez will work with him.

Earlier Thursday, the Spanish Football Association made the decision to appoint Luis de la Fuente as first-team coach following the departure of Luis Enrique just two days after losing on penalties to Morocco and exiting the 2022 World Cup round of 16.

Following his departure from La Roja, Enrique tweeted on Thursday: “I can only feel huge gratitude to those who signed me twice and to all the members of the Spanish Football Federation with whom I shared the experience. of all kinds.”

He added, “Sorry, I couldn’t be more helpful… It was very special to be a part of it.”

Spain, the 2010 champions, failed to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Qatar after losing last Tuesday in the final price round against Morocco 0-3 on penalties.

Enrique, 52, took over Spain in 2018 and led them to the semi-finals of the European Cup last summer.

Source: “Wakalat”

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