MADRID — Returning Spain coach Luis Enrique says Robert Moreno was disloyal for not wanting him to regain the job until after the 2020 European Championship.
Moreno was promoted from assistant coach to take charge of Spain in June when Luis Enrique left to be with his ill 9-year-old daughter. She died in August after a five-month battle against a type of bone cancer.
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Luis Enrique was re-hired earlier this month to lead Spain after Moreno had secured the team’s spot at Euro 2020.
According to Luis Enrique on Wednesday, Moreno wanted to step back down into his assistant position after next year’s tournament.
Luis Enrique says “to me, it was disloyal. I would never have done that. I don’t want anybody with these characteristics in my staff.”
The former Barcelona coach says he was keen to resume work as soon as possible to show his family that “life goes on.”