After the sudden exit of Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid manager, the European champions have now announced Spain manager Julen Lopetegui will become the club’s new head coach after the World Cup in Russia.
Lopetegui will now succeed Zinedine Zidane in the Santiago Bernabeu hot seat with a three-year deal signed with the Whites.
Official Announcement: Julen Lopetegui will be the #RealMadrid coach after the celebration of the 2018 World Cup.https://t.co/QcDiu6UjHV pic.twitter.com/iA1PnUdrtT
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) June 12, 2018
The 51-year-old manager has been in charge of the Spanish national team since 2016, having previously coached at U19, U20 and U21 junior levels.
He was in charge of Porto before taking the job as Spain’s head coach.
The former Los Blancos goalkeeper is yet to win any trophy at senior level as a manager but will be hoping that changes this summer as he plans to lead La Roja to their second FIFA World Cup glory in Russia this summer.