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Lopetegui to coach Real Madrid after World Cup

AFP  |  Madrid 

Lopetegui will replace as after the 2018 World Cup, the Spanish giants said today.

"Real Madrid announce that Lopetegui will be the of the first team during the next three seasons. Lopetegui will join the club after Spain's participation in the World Cup, after two years leading the national team," Real said in a statement.

The announcement comes shortly after Lopetegui extended his contract as coach until 2020 in a pre-boost for one of the tournament favourites.

He was appointed to the role in the wake of Spain's poor showing at Euro 2016 in when they were eliminated in the last 16.

Lopetegui succeeded Vicente del Bosque, who had overseen Spain's triumphs at and Euro 2012, but had also been in charge for the disappointing group stage exit at in

Zidane quit Real on May 31, saying he had decided to leave at the top and that it was time for a change for himself and the club, as well as admitting he was unsure of his ability to maintain his winning record at Real.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 21:25 IST