Lopetegui to replace Zidane at Real Madrid

Lopetegui took over Spain in July 2016 after Vicente del Bosque retired from the role.

Zidane resigned as manager following an unprecedented era of success that saw Real win three consecutive Champions League titles, most recently defeating Liverpool 3-1 in Ukraine to complete the treble.

The 51-year-old took charge of Spain after Euro 2016 - and signed a new extension until 2020 just last month - but the appointment means the impending World Cup in Russian Federation will be his only major tournament in charge of the national team.

Lopetegui is now in Russian Federation preparing the Spanish squad for the World Cup.

Last month, the former Porto boss signed a contract extension to remain as Spain coach until 2020 but the call of Madrid has proved too strong to resist.

Real Madrid have announced that Spain boss Julen Lopetegui has been appointed as the club's new head coach.

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As a player Lopetegui was a goalkeeper who spent spells as a backup at both Madrid and Barcelona, also playing for Rayo Vallecano and CD Logrones.

Julen Lopetegui will join the club after the participation of the Spanish team in the World Cup, after two years leading the national team.

Spain are the only team in Russian Federation who have remained undefeated from Euro 2016 to the World Cup.

He coached Madrid's feeder club Castilla in 2008/09 before taking charge of Spain's youth teams.

They face a World Cup group containing Iberian rivals Portugal, as well as Morocco and Iran.

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