Innovative Spain coach uses speaker device at training so players can receive instructions via a walkie talkie

Innovative Spain coach uses speaker device at training so players can receive instructions via a walkie talkie

  • Barking instructions from the sidelines by football coaches could be a thing of the past with Spain leading the way with a new technological innovation
  • Luis Enrique directed instructions from a distance with the help of a walkie-talkie as Spain prepared for their forthcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures
  • The Spain boss also took time to explain his decision to include Nico Williams, who was also eligible to represent Ghana, in his squad

Luis Enrique continues to set the pace with his innovative approach to coaching, creating a perfect synergy between cutting-edge technology and professional football.

The former FC Barcelona head coach has been credited with deploying unorthodox yet creative means of announcing his squad for international assignment.

Enrique continued his unique pattern of announcing squads in unconventional settings with the Spain boss opting to list his recent squad for the UEFA Nations League during a bike ride.

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Spain boss Luis Enrique introduced a speaker device at training so his players could receive instructions via a walkie-talkie. Photo credit: @SEFutbol
Source: Twitter

Each name is read out as the 52-year-old gaffer cycles higher into the mountains with football fans enjoying his bold approach to his squad announcement.

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But that is not the only unconventional method being adopted by Luis Enrique as he continues to weave technology and innovation into the cultural fabric of football.

In a video posted on Twitter, seen by Sports Brief, Spain's coach Luis Enrique is seen directing a training session via walkie-talkie from what appears to be a scaffold.

The players, who had a small device implanted in a soccer bra, listened to instructions from Enrique, who had a bird's eye view of his players.

La Roja will face Switzerland on September 24 before squaring off against neighbours Portugal in a top-of-the-table clash of the UEFA Nations League.

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Luis Enrique explains Nico Williams' maiden Spain call-up

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Luis Enrique has stated that Nico Williams' invite to the Spanish national team does not end his Ghana quest.

The 20-year-old winger earned his first Spain call-up last week following a good start to the La Liga season.

Ahead of Spain's Nations League games against Switzerland and Portugal, the former Barcelona manager revealed why he invited the youngster who is also eligible to play for Ghana.