Jesus Casas is set to leave his role as assistant coach at Watford’s after being approached to become part of Luis Enrique’s Spain set up.

Enrique took over the national side after the debacle of their World Cup campaign in Russia, which saw Julen Lopetegui fired just two days before the tournament after taking the Real Madrid job without the Spanish FA’s knowledge.

Former Barcelona boss Enrique, who worked with Casas while in charge of both the Catalan club’s senior and B teams, has identified the Watford man as an ideal candidate to help coach La Roja.

Casas provided analysis on opposition sides while working with Enrique and his reports are understood to have impressed the 48-year-old.

He joined Watford along with Javi Gracia in January and remains contracted to the club. The Hornets are, therefore, likely to pursue a compensation package should Casas depart for Spain.

Enrique is believed to want Casas to take on a senior position in his coaching set up and once again help with the scouting of opponents.