Spain boss Luis Enrique rejected Premier League

Luis Enrique offered Robert Moreno the chance to work together at a Premier League club earlier this month, say Diario AS.

The claim is amidst a high-profile fallout between the two, which the report claims is due to Moreno rejecting Luis Enrique’s approach to be his number two at an unspecified English club, which has since been suggested to be Arsenal.

Luis Enrique stepped down from the role of Spain boss earlier this year to look after his terminally ill daughter, who tragically then passed away – with Moreno replacing him in the hotseat.

Moreno guided Spain to the European Championships next summer with an unbeaten record – seven wins from nine games – but has now been relieved of his duties by the Spanish FA.

Moreno – previous number two at Roma, Celta Vigo and Barcelona – is said to be very well-liked within La Roja’s squad but had repeatedly publicly said he would step down should Enrique feel he could return to the role.

Luis Enrique told a press conference on Wednesday, as cited by Marca: “I do not want anyone like that (Moreno) on my team.”

He claimed that Moreno had eyed the job for himself and alleged that he had been ‘disloyal’ to him during the process – claims which Moreno has now strenuously denied.

“For the past week, or 10 days, I have been shattered,” Moreno said as quoted by Marca. “Wondering what I had done wrong so Luis Enrique wouldn't want to tell me more.”

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