Luis Enrique Martínez is back! This time, however, the former Barça manager, who left the Club at the end of the 2016/17 season, will be coaching the Spanish national team, after coming to terms with the Spanish Football Federation on a two-year contract, which the Federation announced on Monday. Thus, Luis Enrique will gain new experience as a head coach, following stints as the manager of Barça B (2008-2011), AS Roma (2011-12), Celta Vigo (2012-14), and FC Barcelona (2014-17), which he guided to no fewer than nine titles, including the second ever treble in Barça history in the 2014/15 season.
In addition, the Asturias, Spain native will be reunited with some of the players he coached at Barça, such as Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets, among others. Luis Enrique knows the Spanish national team well. During his playing career, he made 62 appearances for the senior team, and scored 12 goals. He also appeared in three different World Cups (1994, 1998, and 2002), as well as the 1996 European Championships.