Real Madrid
Julen Lopetegui

Real Madrid will present Julen Lopetegui as their new coach at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Thursday at 6 pm (1700 GMT), the Spanish giants said in a statement.

Spain’s football federation sacked Lopetegui as the country’s national team coach on Wednesday on the eve of the start of the World Cup, a day after Real announced they had hired him to replace Zinedine Zidane.

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Lopetegui has signed a three-year deal with the Champions League holders to succeed Zinedine Zidane and it was decided by the Spanish FA that in the circumstances it was inappropriate for him to continue with Spain.