Article: Spain manager Lopetegui to take over at Real

Real Madrid Champions for 13th time

Real Madrid Champions for 13th time

Julen Lopetegui in training.

Had he signed for Real Madrid earlier, he could have swapped those four player of the year awards for four Champions League titles.

Camacho initially took charge of Madrid in the 1998 off-season but quickly departed without overseeing a competitive fixture, citing a lack of confidence from the board.

Real Madrid have finally found a new coach to replace Zinedine Zidane.

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Lopetegui will officially take over at Los Blancos after the World Cup.

The focus will shift from the players to the coach and the atmosphere in the camp will be one of confusion.

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Since hanging up his gloves he has taken on various roles with the Spanish youth teams, before moving to Porto in 2014.

After the tournament, Spain will have to find a new boss ahead of the new UEFA Nations League, in which they will open against England and Croatia in September.

"Messi is the best player in history", Lopetegui said.

"You have to be focused on having a good World Cup - we are all good".

Luiz has struggled for form and fitness throughout the campaign and has fallen considerably down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge following a string of injuries. Perhaps the biggest beneficiary is playmaker Isco. He was part of the Italian team that won the World Cup in 2006 and has been an integral to the modern success of Juventus.

Lopetegui, who has been in charge of the national team for the past two years, has agreed a three-year contract at the Bernabeu.

Marco Asensio is another who can expect increased playing time under the coach, who included him in the World Cup squad for the first time.

Karim Benzema, with his big advocate Zidane gone, may be on the way out, although his quality on the ball is something Lopetegui will appreciate.

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