will coach Spain for the next two years.
The former Barcelona coach was appointed as La Roja's head coach after interim coach Fernando Hierro
stepped down on
Hierro's spell in charge lasted little more than three weeks. He was an emergency replacement after Spanish federation president Luis Rubiales
fired Julen Lopetegui
on the eve of the finals for signing as Real Madrid coach after the tournament without telling him.
"The decision was unanimous," said Rubiales of Luis Enrique's appointment. "I like his
commitment and he has turned down better-paid jobs in order to coach Spain. He's a coach who has all the requirements the federation was looking for."
Luis Enrique played for Real Madrid
and Barcelona and won the La Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League as coach at Barca in 2015. He stepped down a year ago.
"Maybe he'll sing La Marseillaise, which I would find
normal. For him tomorrow it could be a bit difficult, but he works for Belgium now, he wants us to win. That's football."