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Julen Lopetegui Has Been Sacked After Barca Humiliation

Julen Lopetegui

Real Madrid manager, Julen Lopetegui, has been sacked after the 52-year-old oversaw the club’s worst start to a season since 2001-02.  The straw which broke the camel’s back was clearly the 5-1 loss to their bitter rivals Barcelona at the weekend. The Spaniard succeeded Zinedine Zidane this summer but the latest loss to Barcelona was their fifth loss in six games. …

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Lopetegui Set For Sack As Real Madrid Line Up Conte

Julen Lopetegui’s brief and inglorious reign as Real Madrid coach could come to an end on Monday with the defending European champions believed to have lined up Antonio Conte as his replacement.  Lopetegui took training as usual on Monday morning but is not expected to be in post for the Copa del Rey game against minnows Melilla on Wednesday. According …

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Lopetegui The Fall-Guy For Wider Malaise At Madrid

Amid the sprawl of headlines calling for Julen Lopetegui to be sacked by Real Madrid on Sunday, Diario AS ran an online poll: who is more guilty, the coach or the club president? Just over 80,000 replies were credited – almost 17,000 more than had attended the Santiago Bernabeu the day before – and 86 per cent of them answered …

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“No Ronaldo, No Problem” Insists Real Coach

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui insisted after a come from behind 4-1 win at Girona that a “keep calm under pressure” attitude would deliver the goals previously scored by the prolific but now departed Cristiano Ronaldo. Seeking their second win of the new La Liga season the European champions fell behind before a brace from Karim Benzema and further goals …

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David De Gea Responds To Spain’s Surprise World Cup Exit

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: David De Gea of Spain fails to save Denis Cheryshev of Russia's fourth penalty during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images)

David De Gea has taken to social media to give his early thoughts on Spain’s surprise World Cup exit. Fernando Hierro’s side exited the competition on Sunday on penalties after a 1-1 draw with hosts Russia – a bitter end to a campaign fraught with issues stemming from the sacking of Real Madrid-bound manager Julen Lopetegui just days before the …

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Spain’s Gerard Pique Hits Out At ‘Dive Prone’ Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) vies with Spain's defender Gerard Pique during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 15, 2018. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Spain defender Gerard Pique seemingly wasn’t as enamoured with Cristiano Ronaldo as everybody else on Friday night. The Real Madrid forward was on fire in Sochi and scored a brilliant hat-trick as Portugal rescued a 3-3 draw against the Spanish to ensure that they began their World Cup campaign on a semi-decent footing. Not only was Ronaldo central to all …

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Four Big Questions Ahead Of Spain’s Showdown With Portugal

Spain's coach Fernando Hierro (L) and defender Sergio Ramos attend a press conference at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi on June 14, 2018, on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

European heavyweights Spain and Portugal get their 2018 World Cup campaigns underway when they meet in Group B on Friday night. Preparation for both sides has been less than ideal, with Spain facing an abrupt change of manager this week, while Portugal’s star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly accepted a suspended prison sentence just hours before the match and several …

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Breaking: Real Madrid Announce Julen Lopetegui As Coach After World Cup

Real Madrid have officially announced that Spain coach Julen Lopetegui will succeed Zinedine Zidane as manager following the World Cup’s conclusion. Real Madrid were left in something of a state of shock following the departure of manager Zinedine Zidane after his third consecutive Champions League title victory. Managerless, many high-profile names were in the rumour mill for a spot at …

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Stunned Liverpool Fans React As Iago Aspas Receives Spain Call-Up

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Iago Aspas of Liverpool celebrates his goal to make it 1-0 during the Budweiser FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Oldham Athletic at Anfield on January 5, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool fans don’t remember former striker Iago Aspas too fondly. Brendan Rodgers signed the Spaniard in a £7.7m deal in 2013 in order to play a role in Liverpool’s challenge for the top four, and although the Reds exceeded expectations by challenging for the Premier League title, that was without much help from the Spanish forward. Indeed, he is remembered …

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Diego Costa Lashes Out At Criticial Spanish Media Following Win Over Belgium

While Diego Costa has a love/hate relationship even with his own supporters, the striker also feels the Spanish media are at the root of his problems with the national side. On Thursday night, Costa was back in the international set up under new manager Julen Lopetegui following his omission from the squad that took part in Euro 2016 under Vicente Del Bosque. As reported in …

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Confirmed: Spain Appoint New National Team Manager

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Julen Lopetegui, manager of FC Porto looks on during the Pre Season Friendly match between West Bromwich Albion and FC Porto at The Hawthorns on August 9, 2014 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Spain have today confirmed that they have found a successor to Vincente Del Bosque. The Royal Spanish Football Federation have selected former Porto manager Julen Lopetegui as the man to lead the Spanish national side into the next World Cup in 2018 and beyond. Lopetegui has a distinguished background in the national setup, having managed the under-19 and under-21 sides …

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