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Luis Enrique 6/4 favourite to be next Spain manager after World Cup flop

Leigh Copson 3 Jul 2018
Luis Enrique (credit:Credit by bettingpro)

The post-mortem over Spain’s disappointing World Cup campaign is underway and the bookmakers believe it could result in former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique becoming the new boss of the national team.


Spain arrived in Russia as one of the leading contenders to be crowned world champions after a strong qualifying campaign under the stewardship Julen Lopetegui, but the football world was stunned when the Spanish Football Federation gave the 51-year-old his marching orders just two days before their opening match against Portugal.

The RFEF were infuriated by the news that Lopetegui had agreed to become the next Real Madrid manager just days before the start of the World Cup and made what many felt was a rash decision by giving him the boot.

Former defender Fernando Hierro was swiftly handed the reins on an interim basis and less than 48 hours later he led the team to a 3-3 draw against European champions Portugal in their opening group game.

A 1-0 win over Iran and 2-2 draw with Morocco was enough to see the Spaniards through to the knockout stage, but they surrendered a one-goal lead against host nation Russia as they went to penalties in their last-16 tie, and missed penalties by Koke and Iago Aspas saw them become the latest high-profile nation to bow out of the competition in the World Cup at an early stage.

That early exit has likely cost Fernando Hierro the opportunity to become the next permanent manager of the Spanish national team, with the ex-Bolton man now out to 14/1 to be handed the reins going forward.

According to William Hill the leading candidate for the job is former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique, who remains unemployed despite being linked with several posts over the past few months.

The 48-year-old, who earned 62 caps as a player between 1991 and 2002, is the 6/4 favourite to take charge of the national team, with his main opposition coming from ex-Malaga chief Michel (11/4) and former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores (7/2).

Latest William Hill Odds

Next permanent Spain manager: 6/4 Luis Enrique, 11/4 Michel, 7/2 Quique Sanchez Flores, 12/1 Albert Celades, 14/1 Fernando Hierro, 16/1 Rafa Benitez, 16/1 Roberto Martinez, 20/1 Vicente del Bosque, 25/1 Paco Jemez, 25/1 Quique Setien, 33/1 Leonardo Jardim, 40/1 Aitor Karanka, 40/1 Arsene Wenger, 40/1 Guti, 40/1 Pepe Mel, 50/1 Gregorio Manzano, 66/1 Diego Simeone, 66/1 Pep Guardiola, 66/1 Zinedine Zidane. Others on request.


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Luis Enrique 6/4 favourite to be next Spain manager after World Cup flop

The post-mortem over Spain’s disappointing World Cup campaign is underway and the bookmakers believe it could result in former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique becoming the new boss of the national team.

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