REAL MADRID APPOINT JULEN LOPETEGUI
Spain national team coach, Julen Lopetegui has been appointed by Real Madrid as their new manager. The 51-year-old will take charge at the club after the FIFA World Cup.
He is a former player and the B team manager for the Los Blancos. He made just 1 appearance for the senior side and managed Real Madrid in the 2008/09 season.
From 2010 to 2013, he was made the Spani U19 & U20 coach and in 2012, as he was impressive, he was given the duty of the Spain U21 side as well. He then moved to FC Porto for 2 seasons (2014-2016) before taking the Spanish National team role after the Euro 2016.
Lopetegui has also played for Barcelona as well. He made 5 appearances for the Catalan side 1994 to 1997.
Real Madrid were stunned by Zidane after he resigned last month. He won 3 Champions League titles in 2.5 seasons at the club and announced his departure 5 days after winning his final one.