The Spanish Football Federation confirmed on Tuesday that Luis Enrique will return as coach of Spain and replace Robert Moreno ahead of Euro 2020.
Moreno took charge in June after Luis Enrique had resigned to take care of his daughter Xana, who died in August of bone cancer.
“Today we can confirm Luis Enrique returns to his position of work,” Spainsh Football Federation president Luis Rubiales said in a press conference at the national team’s training base in Las Rozas.
Rubiales said Luis Enrique has a contract until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and that it will be up to him whether Moreno is offered a chance to resume his previous role as assistant coach.
The pair were close friends and also worked together at Barcelona, Celta Vigo and Roma but Moreno appears upset at the manner of his departure.
“Luis Enrique stepped down because of the worst possible thing that can happen to a father,” Rubiales said. “He has always been the leader of our project and he has a contract until (the) World Cup in Qatar.”
Luis Enrique was appointed Spain’s coach after the 2018 World Cup and his readiness to return will be welcomed, after the death of his nine-year-old daughter three months ago.