Real Madrid Have Announced Their New Manager

Annette Crawford
June 12, 2018

That's according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague who admits he was surprised by the news.

"It has been surprising for everybody, but to be honest the three names who had been linked - Pochetitno, Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte - for different reasons they didn't fit the agenda", Balague said.

Spain are the only team in Russian Federation who have remained undefeated from Euro 2016 to the World Cup.

According to the same story, Zinedine Zidane's decision to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season has heightened Bale's chances of staying at the club.

In an official statement on the club's website, it was confirmed that the current Spain manager will replace Zinedine Zidane as first team coach after the tournament in Russian Federation.

However, Real finished third in La Liga in the season just finished, 17 points behind champions Barcelona, and Zidane had admitted that he was unsure of his ability to oversee more success in the future.

"I didn't stop to want to take the team of France".

In addition, he remains something of an unknown quantity as a coach.

The 51-year-old took up his current job two years ago and is yet to lose a game, clocking up 14 wins and six draws from his 20 matches in the helm of La Roja.

Julen Lopetegui will be the coach of Real Madrid after the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

Time will tell, just as it did with Zidane, but right now, the appointment of Lopetegui looks like a risky one for both Madrid and Spain.

They face a World Cup group containing Iberian rivals Portugal, as well as Morocco and Iran.

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