Julen Lopetegui announced Spanish football manager

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Today, Real Federación Española de Fútbol announced Julen Lopetegui would manage the Spanish men’s national football team. As the coach, Lopetegui’s first match is scheduled against Belgium in September.

Julen Lopetegui has previously managed the U-21 (Under 21) Spanish men’s team. He is the coach of Portuguese club FC Porto which has qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the season 2016–2017.

Per the contract terms, Lopetegui should not have any contract with any football club. His predecessor, Vicente del Bosque is the most decorated Spanish coach, winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2012 UEFA Euro.

Lopetegui was the manager of Spain’s U-19 team from 2010 till 2012. Later, he handled sub-20 before moving to U-21 team. Having managed the junior teams if the Last Roja, Lopetegui is expected to be the in-charge of the 2028 FIFA World Cup scheduled to be hosted in Russia.

del Bosque’s last match as Spain’s manager resulted in a 2&ndash0; defeat against Italy in the UEFA Euro 2016’s Last 16.

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