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Luis Enrique returns as Spain coach after daughter's death

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Luis Enrique returns as Spain coach after daughter's death

Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales announces Luis Enrique's return as Spain coach.

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Luis Enrique returns as Spain coach after daughter's death

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS WHITE FLASHES SHOWS: LAS ROZAS, SPAIN (NOVEMBER 19, 2019) (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SPANISH FOOTBALL FEDERATION (RFEF) PRESIDENT, LUIS RUBIALES, SAYING: "Today we can confirm that Luis Enrique returns to his job position." 2.

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(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SPANISH FOOTBALL FEDERATION (RFEF) PRESIDENT, LUIS RUBIALES, SAYING: "We really appreciate Robert's (Moreno) work but the leader of the project in which we trust is Luis Enrique and if there were a possibility, as it was, of him returning we had the moral obligation, labour obligation and the public compromise expressed in front of you in many occasions, of getting him back." 4.

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(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SPANISH FOOTBALL FEDERATION (RFEF) PRESIDENT, LUIS RUBIALES, SAYING: "Luis Enrique's decisions regarding his staff, as well as Robert's decision not to continue when he found out that we were considering the return of Luis Enrique, are personal things and we won't get between that." STORY: Luis Enrique has been reappointed Spain coach, having resigned from the role in June as his late daughter battled cancer, Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) President Luis Rubiales said on Tuesday (November 19).

Rubiales said Robert Moreno, the former assistant coach who steered Spain to Euro 2020 qualification after Enrique left, wanted to stand down so that he could return.

Enrique's daughter Xana died in September.

Moreno, who led the team to seven victories and two draws as Spain comfortably qualified for next summer's tournament, had said when appointed that he would step aside if Enrique wanted to return.

Moreno did not speak to media after his side's 5-0 win over Romania on Monday (November 18), and there have been reports that he has fallen out with Enrique and will not return as his assistant.

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