Real Madrid have sacked Julen Lopetegui as manager and have temporarily replaced him with Santiago Solari. Lopetegui after four months in charge of the Spanish giant.
Lopetegui took charge of Real Madrid after Zinedine Zidane’s unexpected resignation. He was formerly in charge of Spain’s national team but resigned just two days before their opening World Cup fixture to take charge of Madrid.
He was sacked after a humiliating 5-1 defeat on Sunday’s El Clasico game against their Spanish rival – Barcelona. This is their fifth loss in six games. Real Madrid are now 9th in the La Liga table and have only 14 points out of possible 30 points.
The temporary coach, Solari has won two Champions League and two La Liga titles as a Madrid player. And started managing the club’s Second Division B team – Castilla.
Leading to the sack former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been heavily linked with a move Madrid.
As reported by Telegraph News the club released a statement which 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.’