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Former Barca boss Enrique named Spain coach

AFP  |  Madrid 

Former was appointed Spain's new today after previous incumbent Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of

"Luis Enrique's appointment as for the next two years was approved unanimously," Luis Rubiales, of the Spanish football federation, told reporters.

His press briefing came just hours after Jose Francisco Molina, 47, a former at Atletico Madrid and who played nine times for Spain, was named as sporting

Enrique, 48, will replace Lopetegui, who was fired by Rubiales when the coach announced he had signed to take over at Real Madrid.

The national team's then sporting stepped in to replace him and led to the last 16 where they lost to hosts on penalties, before stepping down after the tournament.

Enrique was coach for three years from May 2014, leading the Catalan giants to the treble of La Liga, del Rey and titles in his first campaign at the helm.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 17:56 IST