19:09  +04,  June 12, 2018

Official: Julen Lopetegui appointed Real Madrid manager

After 2018 FIFA World Cup celebrations, Julen Lopetegui will take over as Real Madrid head coach, Real Madrid press service reported. 

A 51-year-old specialist will replace Zinedine Zidane.

“Real Madrid C. F. announce that Julen Lopetegui will be the coach of the first team during the next three seasons. Julen Lopetegui will join the club after Spain’s participation in the World Cup, after two years leading the national team,” the website said.

As reported earlier, Zinedine Zidane announced his resignation as Real Madrid boss on May 31.

The French specialist has been heading the Whites since January, 2016.

Real Madrid, led by Zidane, won three Champions League trophies, two FIFA Club World Cup trophies, as well as the Spanish Super Cup, two La Liga trophies and two UEFA Super Cup trophies.

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