Enrique made 62 appearances for Spain between 1991 and 2002, scoring 12 goals. Reuters / Giorgio Perottino Livepic
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Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was appointed Spain's new coach Monday after previous incumbent Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the World Cup in what turned out to be a disappointing campaign.Enrique will be taking over from Lopetegui, who was fired by Rubiales when the coach announced just before the World Cup he had signed to take over at Real Madrid.Enrique will also be taking over a team shorn of captain Andres Iniesta, who has retired from international football.After retiring in 2004, Enrique was groomed as a coach by Barcelona and led the club's B team to promotion to the Spanish second division and then took them to a third-place finish.With Spain, Enrique will be aided by Jose Francisco Molina, 47, a former goalkeeper at Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna who played nine times for Spain and was named as sporting director.
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