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Real Madrid Eying Up Roberto Martínez To Replace Under-Fire Julen Lopetegui

Real Madrid Eying Up Roberto Martínez To Replace Under-Fire Julen Lopetegui

Real Madrid are ready to make contact with Roberto Martínez to succeed Julen Lopetegui as manager of the Spanish club.

The Sunday Times (via 101 Great Goals) reports that Los Blancos are keen for the 45-year-old Spaniard to replace the under-fire Lopetegui.

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"Real Madrid are weighing up whether to make a bold bid to prise Roberto Martínez away from Belgium and make him their manager," an extract from the Times reads.

"The Spanish giants are expected to dismiss Julen Lopetegui after today's Clásico after a disastrous start to the season. Antonio Conte and Real Madrid's B Team manager, Santiago Solari, are also in the frame."

Since 2016, the former Wigan Athletic and Everton boss has been in charge of the Belgium national team, who he led to a third-place finish in the World Cup over the summer.

Credit: PA
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Los Blancos have also shown interest in former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte as a potential successor, while former Madrid manager and current Manchester United boss José Mourinho is another name on their list.

Lopetegui's side are eighth in La Liga after nine matches and have lost three times in the league this season. The former Spain manager faces his toughest test to date when Madrid will take on Barcelona in El Clásico today.




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Topics: Football News, Football, Roberto Martinez, Julen Lopetegui, Real Madrid

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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