Real Madrid appoints Zidane's replacement

Julen Lopetegui has been announced by Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane's replacement as Los Blancos coach. Photo: PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP

JOHANNESBURG – Spain's national coach Julen Lopetegui will replace Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid coach after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The Spanish giants broke the news in a Tweet on Tuesday.

"Julen Lopetegui will be the Real Madrid coach after the celebration of the 2018 World Cup," the Tweet said.

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He is said to have signed a three-year contract with the Los Blancos.

"Julen Lopetegui will join the club after Spain’s participation in the World Cup, after two years leading the national team," the club's official website announced. 

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