The Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui after the world cup will continue as coach of Real Madrid.
Lopetegui from Spain.
The 51-year-old Spaniard follows Zinedine Zidane at the club in the last three editions of the Champions League won. Lopetegui signs a contract for three years in Madrid.
The former goalkeeper has since 2016 the leadership of the national team. Lopetegui followed Vicente Del Bosque at the world champion of 2010. Under his leadership, continued to Spain unbeaten in qualification for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia. The Spaniards open their hunt for the world title Friday against European champions Portugal and take then Iran (20 June) and Morocco (June 25) in the group.
With Lopetegui is chairman Florentino Pérez of Real Madrid with a surprising successor of Zidane. The names of Mauricio Pochettino, Massimiliano Allegri, Guti and André-Villas Boas and dived the most in the Spanish media, while the Brazilian coach Tite was called.
Lopetegui started his own football career at Real Madrid, where he is mainly in the second team played. The goalkeeper was only one time under the bar in the main power. Through Logroñés ended up Lopetegui in 1994 for FC Barcelona, where he three years as reservekeeper acted. He concluded his career at Rayo Vallecano. During his time at Logroñés he made as a substitute making his debut in the national team. It remained the one international match for Lopetegui.
As a trainer worked with the Spaniard almost ten years ago, also at Real Madrid, where he is the second team under his wing. Lopetegui was then successful with the Spanish youth teams and served between 2014 and 2016 as head coach of FC Porto.
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