Luis Enrique resigns after Spain’s World Cup 2022 exit

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By Creative Media News

Luis Enrique resigned as Spain’s manager after they were eliminated from the World Cup by Morocco in the round of 16.

The 52-year-old took over in 2018 and led Spain to the semi-finals of Euro 2020, where they were defeated by Italy.

The Spanish Football Federation thanked Luis Enrique and his entire coaching staff, saying (RFEF).

Luis de la Fuente has been suggested for the position of Spain Under-21s coach, but his hiring must be confirmed by the board, which meets on Monday.

Spain defeated Costa Rica 7-0 in their initial group encounter in Qatar but was accused of playing “boring” football due to their possession-based style as they drew 1-1 with Germany and fell 2-1 to Japan.

Luis enrique resigns after spain's world cup 2022 exit
Luis enrique resigns after spain's world cup 2022 exit

After 120 minutes of scoreless play, they were eliminated from the competition by Morocco on penalties.

During their era of dominance between 2008 and 2012, during which they won two consecutive European Championships and their first Globe Cup, Spain garnered praise for their flair and established themselves as the premier nation in the world.

However, they have not won a major title since 2012, when they were crowned European champions. And they have not advanced beyond the round of 16 at the World Cup since their victory in 2010.

Luis Enrique’s most successful era as a club manager occurred with Barcelona. Between 2014 and 2017, he led Real Madrid to the Champions League and two La Liga crowns, three Copa del Reys, the Super Cup, the Club World Cup, and the Spanish Super Cup.

In the aftermath of Spain’s disastrous 2018 World Cup campaign, he took over as manager, succeeding Fernando Hierro, who had stepped in two days before the tournament when Julen Lopetegui was fired for declaring he would take over at Real Madrid after the tournament.

Former Spain player Luis Enrique had a brief leave of absence in 2019 due to his daughter’s diagnosis with bone cancer, before returning for the team’s run to the quarterfinals of the delayed Euro 2020.

De la Fuente has been a young squad coach for the Spanish national team since 2013.

He guided Spain to a silver medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

At the World Cup, Spain did not attempt any shots from outside the box. They were not proficient at set pieces. They lacked physical strength. Their football did not possess sufficient speed. They did not insert crosses because no one was available to complete them.

There were restrictions on their capabilities. We witnessed a poor rendition of what Luis Enrique intended to implement.

A team with insufficient layers. Fans were promised a courageous team, but the players feared losing possession and could not break through.

In terms of his legacy, Luis Enrique leaves behind a mindset that does not dramatize successes and losses. In addition, there is a high-quality squad for the next manager to work on.

Under Luis Enrique, Spain has been a consistent, competitive team, finishing second in the Uefa Nations League and reaching the semifinals of the Euros.

The manner of play would have been more effective against stronger opponents.

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