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Luis Enrique: Spain head coach leaves role after World Cup exit and replaced by U21 boss Luis de la Fuente

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Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique has left his role as Spain head coach following the country's elimination from the World Cup.

The RFEF issued a statement thanking Luis Enrique for his service and expressing its desire to start a new project for the national team, before announcing Spain U21 head coach Luis de la Fuente would now take charge of the senior side.

Spain suffered a disappointing last-16 exit at the tournament in Qatar after losing to Morocco on penalties on Tuesday.

Luis Enrique said after the match that he was to blame for the defeat. The 52-year-old had been in charge of Spain since 2018.

The full RFEF statement read: "The RFEF would like to thank Luis Enrique and his entire coaching staff.

"The sports management of the RFEF has transferred to the president a report in which it is determined that a new project should start for the Spanish team, with the aim of continuing with the growth achieved in recent years thanks to the work carried out by Luis Enrique and his collaborators.

"Both the president, Luis Rubiales, and the sports director, Jose Francisco Molina, have transmitted the decision to the coach.

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