Ex Barca boss Enrique named Spain coach

first_img0Shares0000Ex-Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique pictured during a press conference at the Joan Gamper Sports Center near Barcelona on April 18, 2017, ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second leg against JuventusMADRID, Spain, Jul 9 – Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was appointed Spain’s new coach on Monday after previous incumbent Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the World Cup.“Luis Enrique’s appointment as coach for the next two years was approved unanimously,” Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish football federation, told reporters. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) His press briefing came just hours after Jose Francisco Molina, 47, a former goalkeeper at Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna who played nine times for Spain, was named as sporting director.Enrique, 48, will replace Lopetegui, who was fired by Rubiales when the coach announced he had signed to take over at Real Madrid.The national team’s then sporting director Fernando Hierro stepped in to replace him and led Spain to the last 16 where they lost to hosts Russia on penalties, before stepping down after the tournament.Enrique was Barcelona coach for three years from May 2014, leading the Catalan giants to the trlast_img read more

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DONEGAL WOMAN ON MISSION TO TELL NEW ZEALAND ABOUT OUR SPECIAL ‘SECRET’

first_imgA Ramelton rugby fan has become a one-woman tourist machine to promote the links of one of the world’s most famous sportsmen and her home village.Marie Sweeney has armed herself with 5,000 brochures to tell all of New Zealand about the links between the Donegal and All Blacks legend Dave Gallaher.The well-known Ramelton woman is a bit of an expert on Dave Gallaher and his connection with Donegal. And she is hoping the brochures will encourage tourists from New Zealand to flock to Donegal thanks to the informative brochure.The brochure, which was co-ordinated by Sharp Design, tells the entire story of the boy who left Donegal as a five year old to become the first captain of the world’s most famous rugby team.The brochure also includes a list of well-known Donegal companies and sporting organisations including McDaid’s Football Special and The Bridge Bar.Marie said “There is such a great story to be told and I think the people of New Zealand, where Dave is a real hero, will want to know all about Ramelton. “I plan to go out there and tell as many people about the connections between the two countries as possible,” she said.DONEGAL WOMAN ON MISSION TO TELL NEW ZEALAND ABOUT OUR SPECIAL ‘SECRET’ was last modified: September 28th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DAVE GALLAHERMARIE SWEENEYRAMLETONlast_img read more

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