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Sport Lopetegui’s hypocrisy revealed as his final words to Spain squad leak

11:25  14 june  2018
11:25  14 june  2018 Source:   extra.ie

Madrid to revive De Gea interest following Lopetegui's arrival

  Madrid to revive De Gea interest following Lopetegui's arrival Real Madrid could look to revive their interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea following Julen Lopetegui’s appointment. The Daily Mail reports that the pair have a strong relationship from Lopetegui’s time working with the Spanish U-21 side. De Gea has been a long-term target for Madrid, who were reportedly ready to end their interest and pursue other targets. The Spanish side are in the market for a goalkeeper to replace Keylor Navas. They have been heavily linked with Jan Oblak, Alisson, Thibaut Courtois and Kepa Arrizabalaga. Lopetegui was recently confirmed as the man to replace Zinedine Zidane, who stood down at the end of last season. However, the decision from Real Madrid to announce the deal so early has cost Lopetegui his job with the Spanish national team. Lopetegui was sacked just a day before the World Cup kicks off in Russia, with former Real Madrid player Fernando Hierro taking over.

The Basque coach confirmed his 23 man squad ahead of the 2018 FIFA Russia World Cup with Morata the surprise absentee. Lopetegui explains that Morata is left out and explains that he feels sorry for those players who played a role in the qualification process but have missed the final squad

Axed Spain boss Julen Lopetegui urged his stunned Spain players to use his surprise departure on Wednesday as motivation to win the World Cup, according to reports. The 51-year-old was

Julen Lopetegui wearing a suit and tie © Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

With Spain’s World Cup in full crisis mode after the sacking of their coach Julen Lopetegui just 48 hours before the tournament starts, his last words to the squad have now emerged.

The 51-year-old was announced as the new Real Madrid coach on Tuesday, with Spanish FA chief Luis Rubiales apparently only learning about it five minutes before it came out.

a person standing next to a football ball on a field © Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Rubiales was furious at the news and deemed it ‘unacceptable’ before he sensationally sacked Lopetegui on Wednesday.

Xavi criticises Real Madrid's timing of Lopetegui appointment

  Xavi criticises Real Madrid's timing of Lopetegui appointment The Barcelona legend and World Cup winner has questioned the Blancos' decision to announce a deal with a new boss which has stunned the Spain sideLopetegui was stunningly sacked as Spain boss on Wednesday, a day after it was revealed he would be Zinedine Zidane's successor at Madrid.

" Lopetegui will be the coach of the first team during the next three seasons." The short statement also added that the Basque will take up his role after the World Cup, which starts on Thursday and finishes on July 15, with Spain among the favourites to reach the final in Moscow. La Roja kick off their

When Julen Lopetegui named his final 23-man squad for the World Cup, there was an excitement that they could reclaim the title they won eight years ago. Leaked Photo- New Spain Away Kit 2018 World Cup-… In this case I tend to stand by the official decision for the squad .

Spain sporting director Fernando Hierro has been installed as Spain’s head coach for the tournament, not exactly ideal preparation just a day away from the tournament start.

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Spanish newspaper, and Real Madrid mouthpiece, Marca is reporting that Lopetegui jetted out of Russia after he was sacked and is now back in Spain.

a man wearing a suit and tie © Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland He was allowed to address the players in private before his departure and apparently told them: ‘Win the World Cup now, this has happened to make us stronger.’

He had instructed them to put a hold on all transfer or contract talks with their clubs during the World Cup, DESPITE conducting his own transfer business the whole time they were in Russia.

Spain sack head coach Julen Lopetegui on eve of the World Cup

  Spain sack head coach Julen Lopetegui on eve of the World Cup Spain have stunned the football world by sacking Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the opening match of the World Cup, less than 24 hours after Real Madrid had announced he would become their manager after the tournament. Twitter: ¡Bienvenido, @julenlopetegui! #WelcomeLopetegui | #RealMadrid https://t.co/i2efGU0JI3 (@realmadrid) Lopetegui had signed a new contract agreeing to remain with the national side until 2020 in May, but having been announced as Zinedine Zidane’s successor on at Los Blancos, he was relieved of his post on Wednesday morning in a remarkable turn of events. After flying to the Spanish camp in Russia late on Tuesday, head of the Spanish FA Luis Rubiales confirmed Lopetegui’s departure in a press conference on Wednesday. Per The Guardian, Rubiales was quoted as saying: “We have been forced to dispense with the national coach. We wish him the greatest of luck. The negotiations have occurred without any information to the Spanish FA and we were informed just five minutes before the press release. There’s a way to act that needs to be fulfilled.” Assistant coach Pablo Sanz remains with the team for the time being, as does sporting director and former Real Madrid and Bolton defender Fernando Hierro, either of whom could replace Lopetegui for the tournament. It remains to be seen how the departure will affect the team’s play, however, in what could be a huge blow to the chances of one of the tournament favourites.

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Spain trained together in Murcia on Tuesday ahead games against Colombia and Macedonia Julen Lopetegui ' s side face Colombia in a friendly on Wednesday before travelling to Skopje Lopetegui has denied there is a rift between Barcelona and Real Madrid players in his squad

Julen Lopetegui standing in front of a crowd © Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland At the press conference, during which he fired Lopetegui, Rubiales said: ‘I admire Julen very much, I respect him very much. He seems a top trainer and that makes it harder to make the decision.

‘You can’t do things this way, two or three days before the World Cup. We have been compelled to make this decision.’

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Allegri claims he rejected Real Madrid ahead of Lopetegui's appointment .
Julen Lopetegui is the new Real Madrid coach but Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri claims he was offered the position first.Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri claims he turned down the chance to succeed Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid before Julen Lopetegui was appointed at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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