Luis Enrique has been returned to his post as Spain manager five months after resigning from the job – and Arsenal fans have reacted on Twitter, with many fuming that their club did not choose to lure Enrique to north London.
Former Barcelona manager Enrique stepped down from his role as Spain boss back in June after the death of his nine-year-old daughter Xena. His then-assistant manager Roberto Moreno took his place, but Enrique has now returned to the fold.
Spain qualified for Euro 2020 with ease from Group F, picking up eight wins from their 10 games and drawing the other two. Sweden have also qualified from the group, while Norway have a chance of qualifying through the play-offs.
Enrique, 49, has enormous experience as a manager – standing in the dugout at Barcelona, Celta Vigo, Roma and Barcelona’s reserve side before taking over as Spain boss in July 2018. Now, he is back in management with Euro 2020 success the prize.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are struggling under Unai Emery and Enrique is a name that has been touted about by fans and pundits as a spossible successor to Emery at The Emirates. Indeed, Emery is still in a job, but it might not be for much longer.
Arsenal fans have reacted on Twitter to the news that Enrique will not be making his way to north London in the near future, after taking the Spain job back on – a move that was confirmed on Tuesday.
As soon as rumours about him managing Arsenal circulated, Enrique scrambled for the next job opening to escape from us.
— AbzzyRahman (@abz_gooner) November 19, 2019
No Luis Enrique for my arsenal anymore.. 😭😭😎
— Oosterik (@EOosterik) November 19, 2019
Now that Luis Enrique has returned to the Spanish national team, I am looking forward to either Arsenal finishing 8th in the league under Emery or the board hiring Sam Allardyce as his replacement #Arsenal
— The opinionated Icelander (@FfanaticAFCBAR) November 19, 2019
Luis Enrique makes a return to the Spanish national team after leaving 5 months ago due to personal reasons.
Gutted that @Arsenal couldn't sack Emery and bring him in.
Welcome back Lucho pic.twitter.com/0Jsxfc2r35
— Bill Eshun (@Bill_Eshun) November 19, 2019
Luis Enrique appointed as Spain NT coach. It means that target Emery replacements reduce by 1. Still rooting for Arteta.
I hope Emery gets sacked before GW 14, the earlier the better!
— Jay Njoroge (@Jay2em) November 19, 2019
I thought Enrique was going to replace Unai Emery
— KIPCHUMBA 🇰🇪 (@kipchumba__) November 19, 2019