Champions League winner Actual Madrid introduced the hiring of head coach Julen Lopetegui on Tuesday, changing Zinedine Zidane.
Zidane unexpectedly resigned from the membership on Might 31 after three seasons on the sideline. His tenure included a La Liga title, three Champions League titles, two UEFA Tremendous Cups, two Membership World Cups and two Spanish Tremendous Cups.
Lopetegui, 51, will be part of the squad after the 2018 World Cup. He’s serving as Spain’s coach for the match in Russia.
“Actual Madrid C. F. announce that Julen Lopetegui would be the coach of the primary group in the course of the subsequent three seasons,” Actual Madrid mentioned in a information launch.
Lopetegui managed the U19, U20 and U21 Spanish squads, along with his publish as Spain’s senior group boss. He has by no means misplaced a recreation as Spain’s supervisor since assuming the position in 2016.
He beforehand coached Actual Madrid Castilla, after enjoying for the squad as a goalkeeper. He additionally performed at Madrid, Barcelona, Rayo Vallecano and CD Logrones. Lopetegui started his coach profession at Rayo, earlier than becoming a member of Actual Madrid Castilla.
The Royal Spanish Soccer Federation launched an announcement relating to Lopetegui’s relinquishment of the position after the World Cup.
“The RFEF will obtain the fee of the discharge clause in order that the present nationwide coach can signal for Actual Madrid,” the assertion mentioned.
“The RFEF asks for the utmost respect to keep up normality within the nationwide group camp forward of our debut within the match towards Portugal.”
The RFEF introduced in Might that Lopetegui would coach Spain till 2020.
Actual Madrid battles Manchester United within the Worldwide Champions Cup at eight p.m. on July 31 at Onerous Rock Stadium in Miami.