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Julen Lopetegui’s Real Madrid wage revealed and it’s lower than other elite coaches

Real Madrid may have persuaded Julen Lopetegui to sign up and, unintentionally, give up on his World Cup dream with Spain but he won’t be as well paid as many other coaches at big clubs. AS report on information from El Confidencial which claim that the former Spain coach will earn six million euros per season, working out at around 115,000 euros per week. That may be a big wage but when put into context, it is a fairly low figure for the coach of the side to have won the Champions League…

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Lopetegui addresses the press after shock Spain sacking and Real Madrid deal

A day after his shock sacking as Spain National Team coach, Lopetegui was officially unveiled as Real Madrid manager at the Santiago Bernabeu. Lopetegui’s introduction to the club began with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez stating to the media “We wanted to do this event after the WC, after another win by the national team. But series of events mean we are here today, to start a new stage for all Madridistas”. The sacking did come as a major surprise to a wide range of the footballing world, from players,…

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Alisson looks set to join Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid

Real Madrid are after a whirlwind month! Having won their third Champions League in a row under Zinedine Zidane, they saw the Frenchman leave the club a mere five days after their 13th European triumph. Since then, they have confirmed their new manager to be Julen Lopetegui. It was expected the Spaniard would take over the reins at the Bernanbeu after the World Cup. With the chaos on Wednesday – Luis Rubiales ensured that would not be the case – and sacked the national team manager. Now, Real Madrid have…

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News Spain 

RFEF President Rubiales: Spain players stayed out of Lopetegui sacking decision

Spain’s players did not want to get involved in the decision over whether Julen Lopetegui should stay or be sacked on the eve of the World Cup. That is according to RFEF President Luis Rubiales, just moments after announcing that the Spanish manager was dismissed. Lopetegui, yesterday, confirmed that he would be joining Real Madrid for the forthcoming season, but the short notice to proximity to the World Cup has angered Spain’s football governing body. #LopeteguiOut According to renowned Spanish football journalist, Guillem Balague, 51-year-old Lopetegui was contacted over the…

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LaLiga News Spain 

Breaking: Julen Lopetegui sacked as Spain coach

The Royal Spanish Football Federation have sensationally sacked head coach Julen Lopetegui just two days before their first match in the World Cup following confirmation of the 51 year-old as the new Real Madrid manager. Lopetegui, who began his professional career at Castilla and played once for Los Blancos, was confirmed as the new boss at the Bernabeu yesterday, signing a three-year contract only a month after extending his contract as the national side’s boss. Born in the Basque town Asteasu, Lopetegui was omitted from the other big names in…

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LaLiga News Spain 

Real Madrid officially announce Julen Lopetegui as new manager

Today, in an official announcement, Real Madrid confirmed that Spain’s current national team Julen Lopetegui will take over at the Bernabeu after this summers World Cup. The club confirmed that Lopetegui has agreed terms on a three year contract with the three-in-a-row Champions League winners. This appointment comes as a surprise as it was believed Guti would be taking over from Zinedine Zidane last week. This came off the back of Real Murcia’s president claiming that the former Real Madrid star was going to be the manager of Real Madrid,…

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World Cup 2018: Who is Spain manager Julen Lopetegui?

Following success under seasoned managers Luis Aragones and Vicente del Bosque, both who managed Spain in the twilight of their careers, Spain turned their attentions to a much younger head coach. Julen Lopetegui succeeded from 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 winner Del Bosque on 21st July 2016, aged just 49. He did not have the most successful of playing careers, featuring just once in the league for Real Madrid, despite claiming a LaLiga medal in 1990, before making five appearances in the Spanish top-flight for Barcelona. The former goalkeeper…

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News Spain 

Spain to announce World Cup squad on May 18

Spain’s World Cup squad will be announced by coach Julen Lopetegui on Friday 18 May, it has been confirmed. The squad unveiling will be made in the Distrito Telefonica building in the Las Tablas area of Madrid, leaving fans of the national side to question who will be included. Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, Valencia’s Rodrigo, Celta Vigo’s Iago Aspas and Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata will all be crossing their fingers for a place in the squad. Morata, who was widely tipped to gain a spot in Russia has failed…

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Isco: ‘Life’ with Spain, but not with Real Madrid

Spain’s hat-trick man Isco has discussed the difference between playing for Spain and Real Madrid this season, saying he ‘feels alive’ for the former. The former Malaga man has struggled to hold down a place in Zinedine Zidane’s side this season, despite many arguments that he has been their most impressive player. Just one full 90 minute game in his last ten for Los Blancos has seen him assist on just one occasion – a stark contrast to his international form, where he has combined with the likes of Andres…

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Julen Lopetegui praises Spain after draw with World Cup holders Germany

Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui was pleased with his side’s performance in Dusseldorf, after taking the defending World Cup champions Germany the distance in their 1-1 draw on Friday night. Rodrigo opened the scoring for the visitors in the sixth minute before Thomas Muller levelled the scoreline 30 minutes later with a goal to remember. Lopetegui has received praise in recent times for his team selections as he has veered towards players with smaller reputations who have been impressing for their domestic clubs. Lopetegui’s unbeaten streak continues Friday’s draw will only increase the plaudits…

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