Real Madrid announce Spain coach Lopetegui as Zidane replacement

A club statement said: "Real Madrid CF announces that Julen Lopetegui will coach the first team for the next three seasons".

Real Madrid's search for a manager to replace the departed Zinedine Zidane is over.

That's according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague who admits he was surprised by the news.

Lopetegui is a big fan of De Gea and will likely start the 27-year-old in all of Spain's games in Russian Federation this summer.

Lopetegui is now preparing to lead Spain at the World Cup but the 51-year-old will depart his role as national team coach at the end of the tournament.

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"My future? The important thing is the World Cup and not to think of anything else that can divert you or upset you", De Gea, who is on national team duties with Spain told reporters.

Real Madrid hired Spain national team coach Julen Lopetegui as its new coach on Tuesday, and he will take over duties once the World Cup is done.

With Spain, he has won 14 and drawn six since succeeding Vicente del Bosque in 2016.

While it remains to be seen how Lopetegui's decision will affect his team and the players in the build-up to the competition, the timing of the announcement means that there will be an unwanted distraction throughout their time in Russian Federation. Lopetegui spent part of his footballing career at Real Madrid, but only managed one senior appearance for the club.

But Madrid had finished a distant third as Barcelona took the honours in LaLiga, and Lopetegui will be charged with closing what was a 17-point gap. He has previously coached Spain's youth sides and had two years in charge of Porto.

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