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European Champions: Real Madrid names Julen Lopetegui as Zidane's successor

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Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Spain boss Julen Lopetegui, following the resignation of Zidane as coach.

The 51-year-old took charge of Spain after Euro 2016, meaning the impending World Cup in Russia will be his only major tournament in charge of the national team.

He will succeed Zinedane Zidane who managed to to win nine trophies for Real Madrid in the two and half years he worked as coach of the Los Blancos, so there will be much pressure on him  to deliver.

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Lopetegui was a Real madrid youth team trainee as a goalkeeper and made just one appearance for the senior team of the European champions, but he also played for rivals Barcelona.

His arrival will determine the fate of players like Ronaldo and Gareth Bale who are currently unhappy at Real Madrid

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