Luis Enrique resigns as Spain's head coach after their shocking World Cup loss.

Luis Enrique resigns as Spain coach after World Cup exit . Luis de la Fuente named as new coach .

Madrid, December 8: Spain confirmed Luis Enrique's resignation as coach on Thursday following the teams humiliating penalty shootout loss to Morocco in the round of 16 at the World Cup in Qatar.Luis Enrique, the former Barcelona manager whose contract with Spain was set to expire this month, assumed full responsibility for his teams' premature departure from the tournament, according to the Spanish Football Association.De la Fuente, 61, led Spain's under-19 team to the European Championship title in 2015 and the under-21s to the same title in 2019, while also coaching the squad that earned a silver medal in 2018.The RFEF would like to thank Luis Enrique and his entire staff for taking the absolute national team to the test in recent years.

Jose Francisco Molina, the sport's director, has handed the president, Luis Rubiales, a letter in which he urges him to lead the new chapter that begins in Qatar after the World Cup.The RFEF board of directors should officially name the person next Monday, according to a statement from the Spanish Football Association published by ESPN.The news of Luis Enriques' departure isn't surprising.Following Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Morocco, Luis Enrique said he will consult with Luis Rubiales, the head of the Spanish Football Federation, next week.

Spain's players pressed Luis Enrique to continue as head coach, and he defended him, winning the Euro 2020 semifinals and the Nations League championship in 2021, while La Roja went to the last four of the 2023 Nations League, with Gavi, 18, and Pedri, 19, and 20-year-old forwards Ansu Fati and Nico Williams on the bench.After Germany scored a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw, fears were heightened when Japan came from behind to defeat Spain 2-1 in their last Group E match.

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