NEWS
Wednesday November 20 2019
Luis Enrique return to Spain exciting - Gerard Pique

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is ‘excited’ by the return of his former boss Luis Enrique to the hotseat of the Spanish national team.

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 Robert Moreno replacing him in the role.

Moreno guided Spain to next year’s European Championships finals with seven wins and two draws across his nine games at the helm but is now making way for the former Blaugrana boss to be reinstated.

“I do not know what happens or what has happened…I have not spoken to any of my Barça teammates because they played against Romania on Monday,” Pique is quoted as saying by Diario Sport.

“All I know is what I have read in the press and I guess in the next few days I will know more.  The only thing I can say is that it makes me very excited that Luis Enrique will be the Spanish Coach again.

“Everything that has happened will become clearer.”

Pique, 32, retired from international football in August 2018 - following La Roja’s elimination by Russia in the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup.

Enrique was appointed national team boss following Spain's exit from the 2018 World Cup in the last 16.

He was in charge for the Nations League, where Spain failed to reach the semi-finals, and remained in place for the beginning of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

However, he temporarily stopped taking charge of matches from March this year before officially stepping down three months later.

Football Italia website