Official: Real Madrid report Lopetegui has been sacked; Solari named as overseer coach
Real Madrid officially announced the departure of their coach during the last four months with a brief statement, distributed just before 21:00 hours neighborhood time tonight: Julen Lopetegui is not any more Real Madrid mentor. The news, which had been foreseen since Sunday, was formally reported by the club following a gathering of the top managerial staff at the Santiago Bernabéu. No club official seemed to offer clarifications to the media.
Real Madrid’s statement on Julen Lopetegui
« Real Madrid C.F. governing body, which met today, 29 October 2018, has settled on the choice to end Julen Lopetegui’s agreement as the club’s coach.
The board considers there to be a large disparity between the quality within the Real Madrid squad, which flaunts eight nominees for the next Ballon d’Or grant – an extraordinary number in the club’s history – and the group’s outcomes to date.
The club puts on record its gratitude to Julen Lopetegui and the majority of his training staff for their endeavors and work and wants them to enjoy all that life has to offer in their future professions.
Santiago Solari will take brief charge of the group, accepting his job as first-group coach from tomorrow, Tuesday ».
Last instructional meeting
The coach’s situation had been extremely delicate since the team’s thrashing at Mendizorroza and the overwhelming defeat at Camp Nou condemned his destiny. Early today he directed his last instructional meeting in Valdebebas, despite the fact that he’d just said goodbye to his players in Barcelona after Sunday’s amusement.
In principle, Santiago Solari, before today around evening time the mentor with stores Real Madrid Castilla, will supervise the current week’s Copa del Rey tie against Melilla, Madrid’s opening game in the competition, while the club continues the search for a substitute. It is possible that Solari will be on the bench for the next games – against Valladolid and Viktoria Plzen.
Lopetegui, was relieved from his post as national team coach just two days before Spain’s World Cup battle began when it was released that he has acknowledged the Madrid post, for which he marked a three-year contract-out of which he endured minimal more than three months.