Real Madrid Appoint Surprise Choice As New Manager

Real Madrid Appoint Surprise Choice As New Manager

Rubiales had been riled by being told of Lopetegui's decision to take the Real job just five minutes before it was made public.

Hierro dodged a question over whether his former club had acted well in hiring Lopetegui, but ended with a smile when asked if he would take just departed Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane as Spain's next permanent national manager. "We wish him the best of luck", he said.

Julen Lopetegui speaks with Pique.

"The negotiation has happened without any information to the RFEF, just five minutes before the press release".

"What we will do is touch as little as possible the national camp", Rubiales said. We are working on it. "Nobody gifts you anything at a World Cup, one bad game sends you home, we all know the responsibility we have". "I have spoken to them and I can assure you that the players and the the new coaching staff will do everything possible to lead the team as far as possible [in Russia], but it's a complicated situation". Maybe this is tough now, but in the end it will make us stronger.

Spain face Portugal on Friday, and will also face Iran and Morocco in Group B.

The Spanish team is the team of all of Spain.

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He has won LaLiga twice and the UEFA Cup with Valencia, the Champions League and FA Cup with Liverpool and the Europa League with Chelsea.

The country's soccer federation fired Lopetegui for agreeing to join Real Madrid after the Russia mundial.

There were also rumours the team's senior players, including captain Sergio Ramos, had called for the former Porto coach to stay in charge for the tournament.

Lopetegui had a short playing career at both Madrid and Barcelona as a reserve goalkeeper.

Lopetegui had been in charge of Spain for two years after taking on the role back in 2016 and under his management, guided them to the World Cup with relative ease, winning nine out of 10 fixtures while drawing the other against Italy.

Lopetegui's dismissal will nearly certainly have an unsettling effect on Spain's preparations for the tournament, but at least one Spaniard seems to have a positive outlook.

After short spells at Rayo Vallecano and with Madrid's youth team Real Madrid Castilla, Lopetegui enjoyed a successful time with Spain's under-19s and under-21s.

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