Julen Lopetegui named Spanish football manager
Friday, July 22, 2016
Julen Lopetegui has previously managed the U-21 (Under 21) Spanish men's team. He has also coached Portuguese club .
To manage the national team, Lopetegui should not have a contract with any football club. His predecessor,, is the most decorated Spanish coach, winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2012 UEFA Euro.
Lopetegui was the manager of Spain's U-19 team from 2010 till 2012. Later, he handled sub-20 before moving to the U-21 team. Having managed the junior teams of La Roja, Lopetegui is expected to be the in-charge of the Russia.scheduled to be hosted in
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