Spain have appointed the former Porto manager Julen Lopetegui as their new coach to replace Vincente Del Bosque.
The former goalkeeper, who was recently linked with a move to England to replace Kenny Jackett at Wolverhampton Wanderers, has coached Spain at youth level extensively, having led the national under-19, under-20 and under-21 sides.
He led Spain to the title at the 2012 European Under-19 Championship in Estonia and the following year steered them to the U21 European Championship in Nyon, Switzerland.
Spain’s football federation said Lopetegui would be formally unveiled later on Thursday in Madrid.
Lopetegui has been a free agent since being dismissed by Porto in January. The club acted after going three games without a victory, including a 2-0 loss to leaders Sporting Lisbon.