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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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Real Murcia President confirms Guti will take Real Madrid hot seat

Ever since Zinedine Zidane gave the shock announcement that he would be leaving Real Madrid – only five days after winning an unprecedented three Champions Leagues in a row – there has been wild hysteria around who would replace the Frenchman. Real Murcia’s President Victor Galvez appears to have shed light on the matter for everyone. During a press conference today, where Galvez was speaking about Real Murcia’s current affairs, he mentioned that Guti (Real Madrid’s current under 19’s coach) was out of the running for the Real Murcia managerial position. In…

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Top candidates to replace Zidane at Real Madrid assessed

Immediately after lifting Real Madrid’s 13th European Cup in Kiev and an unprecedented three-in-a-row, nobody would have expected Zinedine Zidane to leave the club. However, this is exactly what has materialised. For President Florintino Perez and co, they now face an uphill task of finding an adequate replacement to the most adored man in the club. Here, we look at the candidates that will be on their radar and decipher who is the best candidate to be Real Madrid’s new manager following the magic of Zidane. Mauricio Pochettino Top of the…

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Guillem Balague: Bale wants Real Madrid stay

Spanish football journalist, Guillem Balague, says Gareth Bale is committed to Real Madrid, despite interest from Premier League clubs. The Welshman’s future has been up in the air in recent months, with Manchester United reportedly chasing the former Spurs forward. Bale didn’t feature in Real’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Juventus but did play and set up Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal in his side’s 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid at the weekend. Head coach, Zidedine Zidane later revealed Bale was unhappy with being left out of the crucial tie in…

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Zidane admits his side were great and poor against Juventus

Juventus opened the scoring for the night  within the first 2 minutes as Sami Khedria lifted an light cross to the far post which met Mario Mandzukic’s head to put them 1-0 up. Real Madrid then went on to enjoy large spells of possession, which led to Isco pinching the ball in the back of the net from close range; but the goal was disallowed due to him being marginally offside. Juventus doubled their lead almost identically in the 37th minute, early substitute Stephan Lichtsteiner whipped in an inviting cross to…

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Gareth Bale and Zinedine Zidane’s relationship takes a step backward

Gareth Bale and Zinedine Zidane are said to be no longer talking at Real Madrid after the 3-0 Champions League win over Juventus on Tuesday evening. The Welsh winger was left out of the first leg completely, settling for a place on the bench – and Diario AS now report that the pair are not talking anymore. Bale, who has been linked with a summer exit has been heavily predicted to move to Manchester United, with Jose Mourinho a massive admirer of the former Tottenham Hotspur winger. The Welshman has struggled with…

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Zidane: We have put in a superb performance against Juventus

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has praised his side for their performance against Juventus on Tuesday evening, which saw them win 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie. Cristiano Ronaldo made history with his first goal of the night, prodding home Isco’s cross to become the first player to score in 10 consecutive Champions League games. Juventus did have chances to equalise following the former Manchester United forward’s opener, but the likes of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain fell short with their chances. Toni Kroos had…

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Zidane attempts to keep everyone happy at Madrid

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has attempted to keep his whole squad happy ahead of the Champions League clash with Juventus on Tuesday evening. In truth, Madrid’s season has been very hit and miss – failing to push Barcelona in the La Liga title race, exiting the Copa del Rey but being at their very best in European competition. The former of a number of usually in-form players has also been questioned, leaving plenty of squad rotations this season in those competitions. Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have been left…

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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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