LUIS Enrique has been appointed the new Spain national team football manager following the resignation of Fernando Hierro.
The 48-year-old, who has previously managed Roma, Celta Vigo and Barcelona, has been given the task of rebuilding the Spanish national team after a disastrous world cup campaign.
Enrique was heavily sought after in the summer, being linked to both Chelsea and Arsenal but has now decided to take his first steps in international management.
Speaking of the appointment, head of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, said: “We have not spoken to anybody else – only Luis Enrique.”
Enrique’s first game in charge will be against England in September.
The former Real Madrid midfielder has been appointed on a two-year-deal.