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Sports - October 30, 2018

Real Madrid: Solari takes over from sacked Julen Lopetegui

Santiago Scolari.

The Board of Directors of Real Madrid C. F has appointed Castilla coach and former player Santiago Solari to take charge of the team in an interim basis, following the sack of its former coach Julen Lopetegui on Monday evening.

The club said in a statement that, the decision is “in a bid to change the run of results that the team was in, with all the team’s season objectives still possible.”

Julen Lopetegui has been in charge since the start of the season but has overseen a terrible start to the league which sees them languish at the ninth spot.

Real Madrid appointed Lopetegui after Zinedane Zidane left Real Madrid. The Spaniard’s appointment in June was with controversy as it led to his sack on the eve of the World Cup while he was coach of the Spain.

The firing of the former Spanish coach was speculated ahead of the meeting of Monday of Madrid C.F. board of directors, in the wake of the 5-1 humiliation suffered by the European champions in the hands of Barcelona on Sunday.

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