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Manchester United's Juan Mata targets Spain recall under Luis Enrique

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti assesses Spain's decision to appoint Luis Enrique and the challenges he may face as an international manager.
Luis Rubiales, President of the Spanish FA, announces the appointment of Luis Enrique as national team manager.
Sid Lowe and the FC crew conduct a deep dive into Spain's World Cup exit and call Fernando Hierro's tactics into question after the defeat to Russia.

Juan Mata is hoping a strong season at Manchester United will help him regain a place in the Spain team that is now led by Luis Enrique.

On Monday, former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique was announced as the full-time replacement for Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked on the eve of the World Cup following his decision to coach Real Madrid next season, despite having a contract with the national team.

A 2010 World Cup winner and 2012 European champion, Mata only featured once for Spain under Lopetegui,...

Spain need Luis Enrique for his no-nonsense, high-risk approach

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti assesses Spain's decision to appoint Luis Enrique and the challenges he may face as an international manager.

Ask the majority of Spain's recent European Championship and World Cup winners what their seminal memory of La Roja playing international football was and it will be Mauro Tassotti trying to elbow the nose right off Luis Enrique's face at the Foxboro Stadium during the 1994 World Cup quarterfinal against Italy. For this wiry, tough, no-nonsense, detail-obsessed Treble-winner to be appointed Spain coach exactly 24 years later, to the day, is symbolic in the extreme.

Back then, Luis Enrique represented...

Spain appoint ex-Barcelona manager Luis Enrique to replace Julen Lopetegui

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti assesses Spain's decision to appoint Luis Enrique and the challenges he may face as an international manager.
Luis Rubiales, President of the Spanish FA, announces the appointment of Luis Enrique as national team manager.
Sid Lowe and the FC crew conduct a deep dive into Spain's World Cup exit and call Fernando Hierro's tactics into question after the defeat to Russia.

Spain have appointed former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique as their new coach to replace Julen Lopetegui, the country's football federation (RFEF) announced on Monday.

The RFEF was looking for a new coach since sacking Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup following the manager's decision to take over the Real Madrid job despite him having a contract with the national team.

Luis Enrique has been on a sabbatical since leaving Barcelona in May 2017 and was a reported target of Paris Saint-Germain and...