Real Madrid have officially announced the appointment of former Barcelona goalkeeper as their new manager following Zinedine Zidane’s departure.
Julen Lopetegui, who has been also Madrid shot-stopper between 1988 and 1991, has agreed to replace Zidane signing a three-year deal.
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OFICIAL. Julen Lopetegui es el nuevo DT del Real Madrid. Nadie lo veía venir. Después del Mundial de Rusia 2018, el míster español asumirá la DT del Rey de Europa. Conoce bien la institución. Pasado como futbolista y como entrenador del Castilla. Su última experiencia a nivel clubes fue con Porto (no pudo ganar títulos y fue destituido). #Lopetegui #RealMadrid #Florentino #Liga #Champions #España #SomosInvictos
Zidane, who won the three successive Champions League trophies as Real Madrid manager, stepped down May 31 just five days after winning the European trophy.
Lopetegui, who is currently managing the Spanish national team since July 2016, will take rein at Santiago Bernabeu after this summer’s World Cup.
The 51-year-old has previously managed a host of football teams including Real Madrid Castilla, Rayo Vallecano and Porto.
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