The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have appointed Luis Enrique as their new Spain head coach and Jose Molina as the Spanish Sporting Director after the departure of Fernando Hierro.
Former FC Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique will coach the La Furia Roja for the next two seasons until the end of the 2020 UEFA European Championships.
This was announced by RFEF president Luis Rubiales after the federations Board of Directors meeting in Madrid earlier today.
The new Head Coach will be officially presented next week. Rubiales has thanked him for joining the project, specially taking into account the various offers he’s received.
“I would like to point out that Luis Enrique wanted to be Head Coach and wants to lead the National Team the next two years.”
He also highlighted the unanimous decision taken by the Board of Director’s of hiring the Asturias-born coach.
Furthermore, the president assured that “it’s time to look to the future” and thanked Fernando Hierro for the work carried out.
Meanwhile former ISL 2016 winning ATK head coach José Francisco Molina Jiménez is the new Sporting Director at the Spanish Football Federation, a position he assumes after Fernando Hierro.
48 year old Valencia-born Molina is an accredited professional in the prestigious football world, where he carried out a successful career as goalkeeper with teams like Valencia CF, Alzira, Villarreal, Albacete, Atlético de Madrid, Deportivo de la Coruña and Levante UD, where he retired in 2007.
He has nine caps with Spain and took part in the EURO 96 in England and the EURO 2000 in the Netherlands, as well as the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.
The new RFEF Sporting Director has a Liga title (1996), two Campeonatos de España-Copa de SM el Rey (1996 and 2002), two Spain Supercopas (2000 and 2002), as well as the Ricardo Zamora goalkeeper accolade, as the keeper with least scored on keeper in the 1995-96 campaign.
As coach and sporting director he has worked in Spain, Hong Kong, India and Mexico, as well as receiving awards for his work.