Real Madrid didn’t keen on waiting until World Cup 2018 before clearing the coaching situation as Los Blancos have officially announced that they’re taking Spanish head coach, Julen Lopetegui as their new boss.
Madrid confirmed the decision in taking Lopetegui as the replacement to Zinedine Zidane via their official club website, explaining that he will be starting his adventure at Santiago Bernebau right after World Cup 2018.
Seeing that the former FC Porto boss is still under contract with Spain national team, it’s reported that Los Blancos will be paying a release clause towards La Furia Roja’s FA to allow the 51-year-old in taking that Madrid role.
The former goalkeeper has been showcasing his qualities as tactician, aside from doing well for Porto, he also has been able to get Spain back into their winning ways so far in World Cup qualifier.
Nevertheless, his appointment is a slight surprise considering that the media have been strongly linking that role to Mauricio Pochettino and Maurizio Sarri.
Moreover, considering Lopetegui’s status as Spain’s national team coach and that he has been doing well for them, many doesn’t think La Furia Roja’s FA will allow the move.
However, nothing seems to be difficult for the recent three time Champions League winner in a row as they got their man and certainly hoping that he will continue their reign of success.