|Julen Lopetegui Argote was Born on 28 August 1966. He is a Spanish former footballer who played as a goalkeeper and is the current Manager of the Spain national team. He will assume control as the new manager of Real Madrid upon the finish of Spain’s involvement at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He will replace Zinedine Zidane after his resignation a month ago. Will he fit the legend’s shoes? well time will tell.|
Julius Lopetegui Personal Information
|Julen Lopetegui Argote|
Date of birth | Age
|28 August 1966|
Place of birth
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Spain National Football Team (manager) | Appointed as Real Madid Manager|
|1985–1988||Real Madrid Castilla||61||(0)|
|1988–1989||→ Las Palmas (loan)||31||(0)|
|1985||Spain national Under 21||1||(0)|
|1994||Spain National Team||1||(0)|
Julen Lopetegui Teams Coached
|2003||Spain U17 (assistant)|
|2008–2009||Real Madrid B|
|2010–2013||Spain National Under 19|
|2010–2013||Spain National Under 20|
|2012–2014||Spain National under 21|
|2016–||Spain National Football Team|
|2018||Appointed to replace Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid Manager.|
Julen Lopetegui Managerial statistics
- As of match played 9 June 2018
|Real Madrid B||2008||2009||38||18||9||11||60||45||+15||47.37|
Julen Lopetegui Coaching Career
Lopetegui was one of Spain coach Juan Santisteban’s aides at the 2003 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. After the competition, he had his first head coaching spell at Rayo Vallecano, with the club in the second level, he was sacked after the tenth match of the 2003– 04 campaign, which finished in relegation to division three. After working as a sports commentator which included laSexta in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he came back to coaching, with a side he played for in the 1980s, Real Madrid Castilla, now in the third tier.
From 2010 to 2014, Lopetegui worked with the Spanish youth groups, winning the 2012 European Under-19 Championship and the 2013 Under-21 Championship. He left the Royal Spanish Football Federation on 30 April 2014, after the lapse of his contract.
Lopetegui came back to club obligations on 6 May 2014, being named at Portugal’s FC Porto manager. He signed seven Spanish players to the club that summer.
In his first season at the Estádio do Dragão, with the club’s most spending plan ever, Lopetegui drove them to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, where they suffered the club’s greatest thrashing in European rivalries (6– 1 against AEK Athens FC) and endured their greatest defeat in the competition (6– 1 against FC Bayern Munich). He failed to win any silverware, adding to the greatest hiatus during Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa’s presidency.
On 8 January 2016, after a 1– 3 home loss to C.S. Marítimo in the Taça da Liga, as Porto had just been eliminated from the Champions League and was positioned third in the domestic league after an away loss and a home draw, Lopetegui was relieved of his obligations, Rui Barros replaced him. One week later, the club declared that it had ended the former’s agreement unilaterally.
On 21 July 2016, in the wake of being strongly linked to English side Wolverhampton Wanderers which had fallen under new ownership, Lopetegui was announced as the new manager of the Spain national team following Vicente del Bosque’s retirement. In his first match in control, on 1 September, he drove them to a 2– 0 neighborly triumph over Belgium at the King Baudouin Stadium.
On 12 June 2018, it was announced that he would assume control as the manager of Real Madrid on a three-year contract, after the conclusion of Spain’s involvement at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Here are some reactions after news of his Appointment on Twitter
🇪🇸 Julen Lopetegui as Spain coach:
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 12, 2018
Julen Lopetegui, who came so, so close to becoming Wolves boss two years ago, will take charge of Real Madrid after the World Cup with Spain
— Tim Spiers (@tim_spiers_Star) June 12, 2018
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui will become the new Real Madrid manager after the #WorldCup.
Full disclosure – I didn't know he was the manager of Spain. I'm not sure who I thought was, but I didn't think it was someone called Julen Lopetegui.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 12, 2018