“Both the president, Luis Rubiales, and the sports director, José Francisco Molina, have communicated their decision to the coach,” the Spanish Football Federation said in a statement.
The federation said it wanted to thank Luis Enrique and his staff for his work, but decided to start a “new project.
“The RFEF sports management has delivered a report to the president, in which it is determined that a new project should be started for the team, with the aim of continuing the growth achieved in recent years thanks to Luis Enrique and his teammates.
”, added the RFEF.
Spain were heavy favorites to beat Morocco in the first knockout round, but lost 3 -0 on penalties after the game ended 0-0 after extra time.
“We dominated the game but we lacked a goal,” lamented Luis Enrique after the game.
“We could have been more effective in the last third, but I am more than satisfied with what my players did.
“They perfectly represented my idea of football.