Real Madrid will unveil Julen Lopetegui as their new manager at 21:00 UAE time this evening, a day after he was sacked as Spain’s head coach.

The 51-year-old was dismissed just two days before the nation’s World Cup opener against Portugal after it emerged he was to replace Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu.

A statement issued on the club’s official website,, said: “Real Madrid CF will present Julen Lopetegui as the new first team manager today, Thursday June 14. The act will take place at 7:00 pm CEST at the Santiago Bernabeu presidential box.”

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