Ex-Spain coach Luis Enrique’s nine-year-old daughter dies of cancer

Ex-Spain coach Luis Enrique’s nine-year-old daughter dies of cancer

Former Spain manager Luis Enrique has announced the death of his nine-year-old daughter Xana following a battle with cancer. Incredibly sad to hear that Luis Enrique's 9-year-old daughter, Xana, has died of cancer.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique stepped down from his his position as the manager of the Spanish national football team.

We will miss you very much, but we will remember you every day for the rest of our lives with the hope that in the future, we will meet again.

"Our daughter Xana has died this afternoon at the age of 9, after struggling for five intense months with osteosarcoma".

In his poignant Twitter post, Luis Enrique thanked all the messages of support "received during these months".

"Mister, all our support and love for you and your family", he wrote.

Real Madrid, for whom Luis Enrique played for five years, said: "Real Madrid are deeply saddened by the passing of Luis Enrique's daughter and would like to share our condolences to him and his family at this hard time".

He steered Barcelona to two La Liga titles and the Champions League in 2015.

Enrique's former club Barcelona also posted on Twitter: "Our condolences and all our sympathy for @luisenrique21 and his family at this very hard time".

Tributes have flooded in since Enrique shared the sad news.

"Thanks also to the staff at the Sant Joan de Deu and Sant Pau hospitals for their dedication and treatment - doctors, nurses and all volunteers. We want to show our condolences to family and friends, joining us all today in their pain".

Watford striker Gerard Deulofeu, a product of the Barcelona youth academy, added: "Rest in peace Xana".

Barca forward Lionel Messi also gave his condolences, adding: "We are with you, all the strength of the world".

Barcelona's rivals Real Madrid said they "join the pain" of Enrique and his family and "want to convey their deepest condolences to them at these hard times".



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