He was the candidate whose identify sounded loudest and, lastly, the RFEF has chosen Luis de la Fuente to take over from Luis Enrique on the helm of the Spanish workforce, after Spain’s elimination from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in opposition to Morocco within the penalty shootout.
De la Fuente, 61, is the Under-21 coach and has additionally directed most of the gamers who now make up the primary workforce.
Born in Haro (La Rioja), he started his profession as a participant at Bilbao Athletic in 1978 and later joined the Athletic Club squad within the 1980/81 season.
After seven seasons with the Basque workforce, the place he gained two league titles, a Cup and a Super Cup, he signed for Sevilla FC and later returned to Athletic.
De la Fuente started his teaching profession directing Club Portugalete for 3 seasons and Juvenil del Sevilla FC for 5 seasons.
Later, he was answerable for a number of Second B groups, akin to Aurrera de Vitoria, Bilbao Athletic and Deportivo Alavés.
In 2013, the person from La Rioja signed for the Spanish Federation as coach of the decrease classes, and in 2015 he led the Under-19s to win the European championship.
In 2018, the previous soccer participant achieved one other title for ‘La Roja’ of the Under-18 by profitable the gold medal on the Mediterranean Games.
Since 2018 he has led the Under-21, which in 2019 gained his fifth Euro Cup for the workforce after defeating Germany within the remaining.
In addition, on June 8, 2021, he already made his debut as coach of the Spanish workforce, changing Luis Enrique’s loss with Covid, in a pleasant match in opposition to Lithuania. Spain gained 4-0.
Now, the brand new coach will debut in March within the qualifying part for Euro 2024 in Germany and can direct their first two video games in opposition to Norway and Scotland.
Once his appointment was ratified by the board of administrators, Luis de la Fuente could be introduced on Monday, December 12 at 12:30 p.m. within the Luis Aragonés room of the Ciudad del Fútbol.