Luis Enrique to replace Moreno and return as coach of Spain

Ruben Hill
November 19, 2019

However, Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales confirmed Enrique's reinstatement as manager at a press conference on Tuesday, replacing his former assistant Robert Moreno who succeeded him in June. The final time the 2 nations met one another in the course of the first leg of the Europa League 2019-20 event, Spain walked away with a 2-1 win towards Romania.

According to Marca, the players were left speechless and in tears after Moreno had let them know the latest.

Moreno took full charge of Spain after the death of Luis Enrique's daughter, but he has always been in the shadow of his predecessor.

Moreno, who also worked under Enrique at Roma, Celta Vigo and Barcelona, said after taking the job he would "step aside" if Enrique ever wanted to return. "We support the coach and his staff", said double scorer Moreno. Spain vs Romania Dream11 Prediction in UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Tricks to Choose Greatest Crew for SPA vs ROM Soccer Match.

They spurned a clear chance to level when George Puscas won the ball back in Spain's area but he was thwarted by keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and his side were punished when Gerard Moreno glanced a header into the net to double the hosts' lead.

He added a second 10 minutes later when he had time to control a ball in the penalty area before beating the keeper with a calm finish and the Villarreal forward provoked the fourth of the night on the stroke of halftime when his pass was deflected into the Rumania goal by defender Adrian Rus.

Spain faced a similar tumultuous coaching situation ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, when then coach Julen Lopetegui, who had guided his side unbeaten through qualification, was sacked on the eve of the tournament. Romania finished fourth with 14.

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