Julen Lopetegui

Born: August 28, 1966 (age 51)

Height: 6'1.5" (187cm)

Hometown: Asteasu, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Goalkeeper
Porto's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui gestures from the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between Chelsea and Porto at Stamford Bridge in London on December 9, 2015.
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Career History
Senior1985-1988Real Madrid Castilla
1988-1991Real Madrid
→ 1988-1989Las Palmas (loan)
1991-1994UD Logrones
1994-1997Barcelona
1997-2002Rayo Vallecano
International1994Spain
Managerial2003Rayo Vallecano
2008-2009Real Madrid
2014-2016Porto
2016-Spain
Sports Mole has 216 articles about Julen Lopetegui. Articles 1 to 40:
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte poses with the FA Cup on May 19, 2018
Chelsea 'facing Antonio Conte dilemma'
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly facing a dilemma over whether to sack Antonio Conte and pay up to £9m in compensation, or keep the Italian at the club.
08:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri: 'I rejected offer from Real Madrid'
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri claims that he rejected the opportunity to replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid.
17:37
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Portugal during an international friendly with Egypt in March 2018
Preview: Portugal vs. Spain - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole brings you predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Spain's opening World Cup 2018 fixture against Portugal in Sochi.
15:09
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Jordan Henderson wary of Spain response
England midfielder Jordan Henderson believes that Spain's decision to sack manager Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup could make the team even stronger.
14:30
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Jamie Vardy: 'Spain situation is strange'
England striker Jamie Vardy admits that Spain's decision to sack manager Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup is "strange", but believes their players will adapt.
14:02
The World Cup trophy pictured in February 2018
Albert Celades to lead Spain at World Cup
The Spanish FA confirm that Under-21 coach Albert Celades will take charge of the country at the World Cup.
12:27
Cesc Fabregas in action for Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 19, 2018
Cesc Fabregas jokes about Julen Lopetegui exit
Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas jokes about the sacking of Julen Lopetegui as the nation's head coach.
11:46
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Spain sack Julen Lopetegui one day before World Cup
Spain sack manager Julen Lopetegui just one day before the start of the 2018 World Cup and two days before they are due to begin their campaign against Portugal.
11:02
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui watches on during an international friendly with Germany in March 2018
Spain's players 'convince FA to keep Julen Lopetegui'
Spain's players reportedly intervene to prevent the country's football association from sacking manager Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup.
10:50
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Spain to sack Julen Lopetegui one day before World Cup?
Spain are reportedly considering sacking manager Julen Lopetegui just a day before the World Cup after the announcement that he will take over at Real Madrid.
Jun 13, 09:23
Lionel Messi celebrates with his Argentina teammates after clinching qualification for the 2018 World Cup
Willy Caballero: 'Argentina can cope without Lionel Messi'
Argentina goalkeeper Willy Caballero defends his national team, insisting that they could cope without Lionel Messi in the World Cup.
Jun 12, 19:34
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Real Madrid name Julen Lopetegui as new boss
Real Madrid appoint Spain boss Julen Lopetegui as the club's new head coach on a three-year contract.
Jun 12, 16:02
Spain's squad lines up for their official 2018 World Cup photoshoot
World Cup preview: Spain
Ahead of this summer's World Cup in Russia, Sports Mole previews the chances of 2010 champions Spain as they look to bounce back from a group-stage exit four years ago.
Jun 12, 15:01
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez on October 10, 2017
Roberto Martinez promises "adventurous" Belgium at World Cup
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez promises that his team will be "adventurous and brave" during this summer's World Cup in Russia.
Jun 11, 17:59
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Result: Late Iago Aspas strike helps Spain floor Tunisia
A late goal from Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas helps Spain to a 1-0 win over Tunisia in their final World Cup warm-up game.
Jun 9, 21:39
Dani Carvajal in action for Real Madrid in the Champions League on March 6, 2018
Dani Carvajal doubtful for Spain's opening two World Cup games
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui provides an update on Dani Carvajal's injury problem, which he admits could see the full-back miss his side's first two matches.
Jun 9, 15:27
David de Gea in action for Manchester United in the FA Cup on April 21, 2018
Vicente del Bosque hails "complete keeper" David de Gea
Former Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque claims that "complete keeper" David de Gea will only keep improving.
Jun 5, 10:07
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui watches on during an international friendly with Germany in March 2018
Julen Lopetegui defends David de Gea
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui defends David de Gea following the Manchester United goalkeeper's mistake against Switzerland on Sunday night.
Jun 4, 11:48
Spain's Alvaro Odriozola celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates as Switzerland's Valon Behrami reacts
Result: Spain held by Switzerland in Villarreal
Ricardo Rodriguez cancels out a wonderful volley from Alvaro Odriozola as Switzerland come from behind to draw 1-1 with Spain at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
Jun 3, 21:50
Cesar Azpilicueta celebrates after the Premier League game between Leicester City and Chelsea on September 9, 2017
Cesar Azpilicueta: 'Chelsea can still attract top talent'
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta insists that the club can still attract top talent, despite missing out on Champions League football this season.
May 31, 11:05
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mikel Oyarzabal "proud" to train with Spain
Real Sociedad winger Mikel Oyarzabal reveals his delight at being chosen to train with the Spain squad ahead of the World Cup.
May 24, 14:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Marc Bartra reveals World Cup disappointment
Real Betis defender Marc Bartra reveals his disappointment at missing out on a spot in the Spain squad for the 2018 World Cup.
May 24, 14:03
Saul Niguez in action for Spain Under-21s against Italy Under-21s on March 27. 2017
Saul Niguez eyeing starting role for Spain
Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez vows to "make things difficult" for Spain boss Julen Lopetegui when it comes to selecting his starting XI for the 2018 World Cup.
May 24, 13:25
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Julen Lopetegui pens new Spain deal
Boss Julen Lopetegui agrees to extend his contract with Spain until 2020, just weeks before the start of the World Cup.
May 22, 12:45
Alvaro Morata complains during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on November 5, 2017
Premier League quartet miss out on Spain squad
Four Premier League stars - including Alvaro Morata - miss out on inclusion in Spain's squad for the World Cup.
May 21, 12:29
David de Gea in action for Manchester United in November 2017
David de Gea: 'Spain are in great shape'
Spain goalkeeper David de Gea says that his country "are in great shape" ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
May 4, 12:21
Real Madrid's Marco Asensio celebrates scoring during the Champions League final against Juventus on June 3, 2017
Marco Asensio: 'Tough battle for Spain spot'
Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio says that "there is strong competition" to be a part of the Spain squad that travels to the 2018 World Cup.
Mar 29, 10:29
Isco in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Julen Lopetegui quiet on Zinedine Zidane's treatment of Isco
Julen Lopetegui says that he hopes Isco "will be happier" with Real Madrid after the playmaker voiced his displeasure at being overlooked for selection at club level.
Mar 28, 10:11
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in action during his side's Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur
Sergio Ramos: 'Spain cannot be arrogant after thumping Argentina'
Spain captain Sergio Ramos is wary of his side heading into this summer's World Cup finals as one of the favourites to win the competition.
Mar 28, 09:32
Isco in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Real Madrid ace Isco: 'Zinedine Zidane does not have faith in me'
Isco takes a dig at Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane for the lack of faith shown in him after regularly finding himself out of the starting lineup.
Mar 28, 09:21
Marco Asensio in action during the friendly between Italy under-21s and Spain under-21s on March 27, 2017
Result: Spain put six goals past Argentina in Madrid
Spain continue their preparations for the 2018 World Cup with a thumping 6-1 win over Argentina in the Spanish capital.
Mar 27, 22:24
world cup general ball
Team News: Diego Costa leads line for Spain against Argentina
Diego Costa leads the line for Spain in Tuesday night's international friendly against Argentina - who have Lionel Messi on the bench - at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Mar 27, 19:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Julen Lopetegui pleased with Spain performance
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui pays tribute to his players following Friday's 1-1 draw with Germany in Dusseldorf.
Mar 24, 13:57
David Silva in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Manchester City on December 10, 2017
David Silva 'leaves Spain camp'
Manchester City attacker David Silva is given permission to leave the Spain camp ahead of Tuesday's international friendly with Argentina, according to a report.
Mar 24, 13:35
Julian Draxler in action during the World Cup qualifier between Northern Ireland and Germany on October 5, 2017
Result: Germany, Spain play out entertaining draw
Thomas Muller cancels out an early effort from Rodrigo as Germany come from behind to draw 1-1 with Spain in Dusseldorf.
Mar 23, 21:38
A dishevelled Gareth Southgate during an England training session on March 20, 2018
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Mar 23, 06:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Bayern Munich defender Javi Martinez in dark over Spain omission
Bayern Munich defender Javi Martinez says that Spain boss Julen Lopetegui has never told him why he has been frozen out of his plans with the national side.
Mar 21, 16:33
Alvaro Morata complains during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on November 5, 2017
Marcos Alonso: 'Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata unhappy with Spain omission'
Defender Marcos Alonso says that Chelsea teammate Alvaro Morata was "not happy" with being left out of the latest Spain squad.
Mar 20, 18:38
Andres Iniesta in action for Barcelona in December 2016
Julen Lopetegui delighted with Andres Iniesta form
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui says that Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is "better than last year".
Mar 20, 13:59
Alvaro Morata complains during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on November 5, 2017
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui: 'Chelsea's Alvaro Morata can still make World Cup'
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui says that Alvaro Morata's World Cup dream is not over despite the Chelsea striker being left out of the latest squad.
Mar 20, 11:26

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