Rabat - Immediately after Real Madrid’s crushing defeat at the hands of Barcelona on Sunday, Spanish media have announced the dismissal of Julen Lopetegui.
The “classico” against his team’s archrival F.C Barcelona seemed to be his last chance to save the team and his job. But the crushing defeat the Catalan team inflicted on Real Madrid seems to have sealed his future at the helm of Real Madrid.
According to Spanish radio station, Onda Cero, Real Madrid will announce Lopetegui’s sacking in the coming hours. According to the same source, the Spanish coach will be replaced by Italian coach Antonio Conte, who allegedly will be presented to the press Monday at 1 pm local time.
According to the Madrid-based sports news outlet Marca, Real Madrid’s president Florentino Pérez, was so furious at Lopotegui and his team that after the match he did not go down to the dressing room, as he usually does.