Real Madrid Name Spain Coach Lopetegui As Zidane Successor

Julen Lopetegui Sacked as Spain's Coach Ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 Pays Price To Sign as Real Madrid's Head Coach

FIFA World Cup 2018 Spain Sack Coach Julen Lopetegui

Spain's head coach Julen Lopetegui will succeed Zinedine Zidane as the new Real Madrid boss after the World Cup.

That debate generally focuses on Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who has led Los Blancos to three straight Champions League titles. He then had the opportunity to go to Wolves, when the new owners came in.

No goalkeeper had been named the Sir Matt Busby player of the year before, yet De Gea has won the award in four of the past five seasons, more than any player since it began 30 years ago.

Former Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan star Djorkaeff, who also played for Bolton and Blackburn was also present at the Roland-Garros final.

Dominating possession is helpful as it facilitates the control of these four phases but Lopetegui recognises that there are a variety of ways to win a football match. "After that, he will definitely coach France some day". We asked Eurosport's Adrian Garcia for his take on the biggest managerial change of the summer. Instead, Premier League managers namely Antonio Conte, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino were linked to the Bernabeu hot seat with the Argentine an early frontrunner. He will lead a talented Spain squad for whom anything less than a semi-final appearance would be considered failure.

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Regardless of the system, Lopetegui's use of the full-backs is crucial.

"The RFEF requests the maximum respect in order to maintain normality in the national team camp ahead of our debut in the tournament against Portugal", added the federation's statement.

"Julen Lopetegui will be the Real Madrid coach after the celebration of the 2018 World Cup", the club announced on their website on Tuesday.

Real Madrid have unveiled their new manager less than a fortnight after Zinedine Zidane stepped down.

Lopetegui renewed his Spain contract until after Euro 2020 as recently as May 22, meaning this move has blindsided the Spanish FA too.

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