Julen Lopetegui follows Zinedine Zidane as coach of Real Madrid. The 51-year-old coach leads first to Spain at the world cup, before he joined the winner of the Champions League to get started.
Zidane stepped in June, a few days after ‘the Royal’ for the third time in a row to the final victory in the Champions League led. The Frenchman felt that it was time for a new wind.
Lopetegui signs for three years in the Spanish capital, report the Real Tuesday in a short statement. He went after the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2016 to work for the Spanish federation. Under his leadership, Spain has been twenty duels undefeated.
Lopetegui signed at the end of may a new contract with the Spanish federation, which went to the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2020. It is not known how much Real will pay for that contract to buy.
In the season 2008/2009 had Lopetegui the second team of Real Madrid under his wing. He worked for many years as a coach of several Spanish youth teams. Only Rayo Vallecano (2003) and FC Porto (2014 to 2016), he was already head coach.
The born Basketball played as the goalkeeper for one international match for Spain. Also he was at one time under the bar at Real Madrid and six from arch-nemesis FC Barcelona. The largest number of competitions in his career keepte he for Rayo Vallecano (112), Logroñes (107).