Spain manager Julen Lopetegui announced as Real coach

Published: June 12, 2018
Julen Lopetegui. PHOTO: REUTERS

Julen Lopetegui. PHOTO: REUTERS

MADRID: Spain coach Julen Lopetegui will replace Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid coach after the 2018 World Cup, the Spanish giants said Tuesday in a statement.

Lopetegui, who has coached the Spanish national team for the past two seasons, will coach Real for the next three seasons, the statement added.

Zidane resigns as Real Madrid manager

Previously, French manager Zinidine Zidane shocked the footballing world by announcing his resignation from Real Madrid.

The 45-year-old recently made history with Los Blancos by guiding them to a third consecutive Champions League title; in an era in which no other team had ever won back-to-back titles before.1

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