There have been a bit of drama since Real Madrid announced Spain national team coach Lopetegui their next manager.
The first drama that occurred after the declaration was Lopetegui’s unexpected contract termination by the Spanish Football Federation, a day before the start of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament.
Spanish FA President Luis Rubiales announced the boards decision to partway with the manager shortly after he was confirmed as the Zinedine Zidane’s successor ahead of next season.
With just two days to their first match against Portugal, Spain are presently without a head coach – an ugly situation which could have a negative impact on player’s performance on the field.
However, the second negative impact of Lopetegui’s declaration as Madrid manager is that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
According to Don Balon, the Portuguese man his not happy with the choice made by Florentino Perez in appointing Lopetegui as the Los Blancos manager, and he’s now keen on pushing through a move to Old Trafford after the world cup.
Having won five Champions League trophies; two La Liga; two Copa Del Rey; two Spanish Super Cup and four FIFA World Club Championship, there’s nothing else to play for at Santiago Bernabeu in the upcoming season.
The Portugal national team captain is said to cost the Red Devils an outrageous fee of €150m if they must capture his signature next season.