# Julen Lopetegui

This year
# out of sorts
Wolves' €31 million man was unhappy and 'wanted to leave'
Goncalo Guedes has joined Benfica on loan for the rest of the season, just 165 days after moving to Molineux.
# Support
Wolves boss backs Irish youngster Hodge after penalty miss
Julen Lopetegui has tipped the 20-year-old midfielder to ‘grow and improve’
Last year
# Boost
New Wolves boss happy with winning start
Julen Lopetegui hailed a special day after taking charge of the Premier League outfit.
# New Man In
Wolves appoint former Real Madrid boss Lopetegui as new head coach
The ex-Spain manager will take charge on 14 November, subject to being granted work permits
# Wanted
Wolves close to appointing former Real Madrid boss despite initial rejection
Julen Lopetegui previously turned down a move to Molineux last month due to his father being ill.
# Julen Lopetegui
Former Spain boss knocks back chance to take charge of Wolves
The Premier League club sacked Bruno Lage earlier this month.
# Los Rojiblancos
Sevilla reappoint Argentine coach Sampaoli following the sacking of Lopetegui
The Spanish club have five points from a possible 21 in La Liga and have lost two and drawn one of their three Champions League group games.
All time
# the search goes on
Sevilla boss Lopetegui turned down 'dizzying' offer to become Tottenham manager
It’s more than two months since Spurs sacked Jose Mourinho, but they don’t appear to be any closer to appointing his successor.
# Superstar
Record-breaker Haaland can 'dominate an era'
The Norwegian phenomenon has now scored a career total of 20 goals in just 14 Champions League games.
# Back in work
After Real Madrid and Spain sackings, Lopetegui named Sevilla's new manager
The 52-year-old signs a three-year deal at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, having been dismissed from his last two jobs.
# Protest
Mourinho's Real Madrid return killed by Ramos and players, claims Calderon
Florentino Perez was hoping to appoint the Portuguese instead of Zinedine Zidane, according to the club’s former president.
# Job hunt
Lopetegui targets Premier League after Real Madrid nightmare
Despite being sacked from two of the highest profile jobs in world football in 2018, the 52-year-old sees a route back into top-tier coaching.
# doubt
Rejuvenated Real Madrid bring no guarantees for fit-again Gareth Bale
Santiago Solari’s side are chasing down Barcelona and a 10-point gap in La Liga.
# Frustration
'Am I fat?' - Real Madrid star responds to weight jibes
Spain international playmaker Isco remains on the fringes of the fold under Santiago Solari.
# fired
Julen Lopetegui sacked as Real Madrid manager after disastrous four months in charge
The manager took over at the beginning of July but Madrid are currently eighth in La Liga.
# Santiago Bernabeu
Antonio Conte lined up at Madrid with Lopetegui on the brink after Clasico humiliation
The Italian is set to take over from Julen Lopetegui following yesterday’s 5-1 defeat to rivals Barcelona.
# Feeling Optimistic
'I don't think I am going to die': Lopetegui plays down speculation that his job is on the line at El Clasico
The Real Madrid boss is widely believed to be on borrowed time as they prepare to face Barcelona on Sunday.
# interest
Roberto Martinez emerges as potential candidate for Real Madrid job
The manager is set to undertake a new role with the World Cup third-place side, which will make it difficult for the Blancos to land him.
# Relief
Respite for under-fire manager as Real Madrid stop the rot
The Spain side earned a nervy win over Viktoria Plzen.
# crisis
The sack looms for defiant Real Madrid boss Lopetegui ahead of El Clasico
Just four months into the job, the ex-Spain manager is under enormous pressure after losing again over the weekend.
# The Boy Marco
Asensio downs old club Espanyol to earn narrow victory as Real Madrid return to winning ways
Julen Lopetegui’s side defeated Espanyol 1-0 at home thanks to a first-half strike from Marco Asensio.
# No Interest
Lopetegui swerves speculation linking Neymar and Mbappe to Real Madrid
Real Madrid continue to be heavily linked with the Paris Saint-Germain duo.
# real deal
Cristiano who? Bale scores one, sets up another, as Real Madrid kick off new season with a win
Madrid were comfortable 2-0 winners against Getafe.
# Great expectations
'Bale will get much better' - Real Madrid boss Lopetegui
The Wales international forward is being backed by his manager to play an influential role for the Blancos in the 2018-19 campaign.
# Solid appointment
Luis Enrique named Spain's new head coach after disastrous World Cup
The ex-Barcelona boss takes over after Fernando Hierro stepped in to replace the sacked Julen Lopetegui in Russia.
# plain speaking
De Gea: Spain are f***ed but we'll get up again
The Manchester United goalkeeper was uninhibited in his summation of the feeling within his national team’s camp
# real deal
Spain sacking was 'saddest day since death of my mother' - Lopetegui
‘But today is the happiest day of my life.’
# Unhappy
'I would just like to leave this press conference because it seems like a funeral'
Sergio Ramos was in no mood to dwell on Julen Lopetegui’s departure on the eve of Spain’s World Cup Group B opener.
# New Gaffer
Real Madrid appoint Spain boss to take over from Zidane as new manager
Julen Lopetegui will take charge of the club after the World Cup.
# Young Guns
Introducing Ireland's next U19 opponents... Spain
As Paul Doolin’s side prepare for the tomorrow’s semi-final in Romania, we assess their opponents, the tournament favourites.