Real Madrid pouch Julen Lopetegui following El Clasico humiliation

Oct 29, 2018

Real Madrid have sacked Julen Lopetegui after usually 4 months in charge, with a ex-Spain manager profitable a cost following Sunday’s 5-1 chagrin opposite Barcelona in El Clasico.

Lopetegui, 52, was announced as Madrid manager usually before a start of a World Cup in June, with Spanish association trainer Luis Rubiales reacting by immediately sacking him. His initial diversion in assign of Madrid was a 4-2 better to neighbours Atletico Madrid in a UEFA Super Cup. Lopetegui lasted usually 14 matches in total, with 6 wins, dual draws and 6 defeats.

Former actor and Castilla haven group trainer Santiago Solari has been put in caretaker charge, a bar said.

A bar matter read: “Real Madrid’s house met currently on 29 Oct 2018 and has concluded to finish a agreement joining manager Julen Lopetegui with a club. This preference has been taken to change a energetic in that a initial group finds itself, when all a objectives for a deteriorate are still achievable.

“The house understands that there is a large disproportion between a peculiarity of Real Madrid’s squad, that has 8 players nominated for a subsequent Ballon D’Or, something though fashion in a story of a club, and a formula performed to date. The bar interjection Julen Lopetegui and all his staff for their bid and a work done, and wishes them all a best in their veteran careers.”

In a matter to Spanish news group EFE, Lopetegui said: “After a preference adopted by a house of directors of Real Madrid today, we wish to appreciate a bar for a event that gave me to manager a team.

“Thanks to a players for their bid and their work, as good as to any and each one of a club’s employees, for a good diagnosis during my time with a club. And, of course, my thankfulness to a fans for their encouragement. Best wishes for a residue of a season.”

Sunday’s annoying better to Barcelona was a finish for Lopetegui following a run of apocalyptic form, including a 3-0 La Liga retreat during Sevilla, a 1-0 detriment during CSKA Moscow in a Champions League and a 2-1 better during home to Levante in La Liga. Lopetegui took Madrid training behind sealed doors on Monday amid clever rumours he would be sacked and Madrid afterwards reliable his depart after that day.

Lopetegui’s Real Madrid Timeline

June 12 – Accepts an offer to reinstate Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid manager after a World Cup, usually to be sent home from Russia by Spanish FA trainer Luis Rubiales usually dual days before La Roja’s opening game.
June 14 – Presented as Real Madrid manager by Florentino Perez and says: “Yesterday was a saddest day of my life, given a genocide of my mother, though this is a happiest day.”
July 18 – Not concerned in a preference creation as Madrid’s all-time record goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo is sole to Juventus for €100m, with a defence late in a window for a deputy brazen met with a signing of former haven Mariano Diaz from Lyon.
Aug. 15 – Loses initial central diversion as Madrid manager 4-2 to neighbours Atletico Madrid in a UEFA Super Cup.
Oct. 20 – Watches his group go past a eight-hour symbol though scoring a goal, with Marcelo’s strike in a second half not adequate to stop a 2-1 home better to Levante, that is followed by toll whistles around a Bernabeu.
Oct. 28 – Says a deteriorate can still be incited around notwithstanding a 5-1 Clasico better during Barcelona that leaves Madrid with one indicate from 5 La Liga games.

Speaking after a 5-1 detriment during Camp Nou, Sergio Ramos said: “Results establish a lot either a manager stays. But it is not a decision, it comes from above. We have listened nothing. So we will let a hours pass, and what contingency occur will happen.”

After winning a Champions League prize in 4 of a past 5 seasons, Madrid mislaid Ronaldo in Jul and Zidane stepped down as coach, suggesting as he left that a patrol indispensable a large shake-up.

With trainer Florentino Perez saving income forward of a €400 million-plus track restoration project, and reported send targets Neymar and Kylian Mbappe staying during Paris Saint-Germain, Madrid did not pointer a big-name deputy for Ronaldo.

Instead, around €100m was invested in youngsters, including Vinicius Jr., 18, from Brazil and Spain right-back Alvaro Odriozola. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who assimilated from Chelsea, was a categorical first-team arrival.

As a player, Lopetegui was a goalkeeper who had spells as a fill-in during both Madrid and Barcelona, and he also played for Rayo Vallecano and Logrones.

He began his coaching career during Rayo, changed to a Castilla group afterwards coached Spain’s under-19s, U20s and U21s. He spent 18 months during Porto before heading a Spain inhabitant group by gift for a 2018 World Cup.

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