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Real Madrid delay decision on Man United target’s future

Real Madrid delay decision on Man United target’s future

"It's a similar situation here; he already had the contract signed with the Spain national team for two more years, but Real Madrid, who couldn't get Mauricio Pochettino, made a decision to go for him, and two days before the beginning of the World Cup they announce it".

The official club announcement reads that "Julen Lopetegui will be the coach of the first team during the next three seasons".

Previously, French manager Zinidine Zidane shocked the footballing world by announcing his resignation from Real Madrid.

Zidane quit Real after a remarkable two and a half years in charge during which he led the club to three consecutive Champions League titles, as well as one La Liga crown.

The Independent is reporting that the Spanish giants are in no rush to resolve the Wales international's situation despite the uncertainty about his future this summer.




The news comes as a jolt for Spain, just three days before their opening game at the Russian World Cup against Iberian neighbours Portugal in Sochi.

Lopetegui's side qualified for the World Cup by topping their group with nine wins out of 10.

While it remains to be seen how Lopetegui's decision will affect his team and the players in the build-up to the competition, the timing of the announcement means that there will be an unwanted distraction throughout their time in Russian Federation.

He has been praised for his coaching work with the Spanish youth teams, as well as his spell so far with the senior national team.

This marks a return to club football for the Asteasu, Spain native, who took over La Roja following the retirement of Vicente del Bosque after Euro 2016.


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