Luis Enrique, former coach of FC Barcelona and the Spanish football team, reported a sad news on Thursday. His nine-year-old daughter died of bone cancer.
Spain's former coach Luis Enrique, who had left his post in June for " family reasons "The death of his nine-year-old daughter Xana from bone cancer was announced Thursday.
"Our daughter Xana died this afternoon at the age of 9, after struggling for five intense months against osteosarcoma", a bone cancer very aggressive, he wrote in a statement posted on his Twitter account.
"We will miss you a lot but we will think of you every day of our lives"added Luis Enrique, 49, who had initially left in emergency in March a rally of the Spanish selection "For family reasons of force majeure" before resigning from his post in June.
"We are grateful for all the signs of affection we have received during these months and we thank you for your discretion and understanding"added the former FC Barcelona player and coach.
Appointed in the summer of 2018 to head the "Roja"Luis Enrique was replaced in June by his deputy Roberto Moreno.
Luis Enrique has received many marks of support. "Mister, all our support and affection for you and your family. There are no words, but we will always be by your side, " said the captain of the Spanish squad Sergio Ramos.
"May Xana rest in peace", Atlético striker Madrid Alvaro Morata wrote, concluding a tweet with similar content.
The emotion has overtaken the world of football. "I am very sad and I can not even imagine the pain of the family", so wrote the tennis star, Rafael Nadal.
Acabo of enterarme of the terrible noticia del fallecimiento of Xana.
Estoy muy triste y no puedo nor imaginar el dolor of the familia.
A huge abrazo to Luis Enrique and the family of the distancia.
Mucha fuerza y ánimos en estos momentos tan duros!
– Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) August 29, 2019
Spanish Football Federation President Luis Rubiales and Spain's big rivals Barça and Real Madrid also sent messages of condolence to the coach.
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