Julen Lopetegui is no longer the coach of Real Madrid. That has the Spanish club on Monday to let you know. A successor has not yet been identified. The Argentinian Santiago Solari, coach of the second team, takes preliminary tasks.
The fate of Lopetegui was already longer by a thread. Real after ten days only on the ninth place in the Primera Division, Sunday, received the Royal a painful 5-1 pandoering in Barcelona to the ears. That was for Lopetegui, the proverbial drop.
“The directors of Real Madrid met today and has decided the contract of coach Julen Lopetegui to end. This decision, with a lot of responsibility taken, has as a goal to change the dynamics of the first team”, as it sounds on the clubwebsite.
The 52-year-old coach was last summer under a bad journey started in Madrid. Real announced just before the world cup in Russia, the arrival of a coach, Lopetegui, a few days before the first team contest he had with the Spanish national team to leave. His appointment at Real was so controversial, and the coach was in his first months in the Spanish capital, the doubt is not rid. Moreover, because the shadow of Zinedine Zidane, Lopetegui’s successful predecessor, the top Santiago Bernabéu hang.
Real has no successor appointed. According to Spanish media, it is Antonio Conte is the target of the Madrid board. The Italian restaurant is free after he was last summer when Chelsea had to leave, but the negotiations expired difficult. Therefore, it would be Real with the idea to play to assistant Santiago Solari permanently by sliding it to the main power. But also the name of Roberto Martinez, coach of the Red Devils, sounds ever louder in Spain. The 45-year-old Spaniard led the Belgians last summer at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS with a great football to an historic bronze medal, and that is in his homeland has not gone unnoticed. Martinez extended just before the tournament in Russia, his contract with the Belgian football association to the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2020.