Real Madrid fires Lopetegui after 4 months disastrous reign

Julen Lopetegui is no longer the coach of Real Madrid as the club has terminated his appointment after just four months in charge.

Lopetegui recorded just a win in his last six matches including the humiliating 5-1 defeat to Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

The 51-year-old was appointed manager a day before the World Cup while he was handling the Spanish national team – which got him sacked immediately he made it public.

A statement released on Monday, October 29, night read: “The Board of Directors of Real Madrid CF, meeting today October 29, 2018, has agreed to terminate the contract that linked coach Julen Lopetegui with the club.

“This decision, adopted from the highest level of responsibility, aims to change the dynamics of the first team, when all the objectives of this season are still achievable.

“The Board of Directors understands that there is a great disproportion between the quality of the staff of Real Madrid, which has 8 players nominated for the next Golden Ball, something unprecedented in the history of the club, and the results obtained to date.

“The club thanks Julen Lopetegui and all his technical team for their effort and work and wishes them the best in their professional career.

“It will be provisionally replaced by Santiago Solari, who will lead the first team starting tomorrow, Tuesday.”

Lopetegui has won just four out of ten matches in the La Liga since taking over from Zinedine Zidane, drawing two and losing four.

He also lost 1-0 to CSKA Moscow on match day 2 in the Champions League and narrowly won their last game to Vitoria Plzen by 2-1.

Former Real player Santiago Solari will temporarily handle the team till a new manager is appointed.

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