Real Madrid has terminated the contract of first team manager, Julen Lopetegui after Sunday’s El Classico humiliation at the Camp Nou.
A Messi-less Barcelona teared apart the Los Blancos by 5 goals to 1 at a full Estadio de Camp Nou with Luis Suarez getting a hat trick. Arturo Vidal and Philippe Coutinho were the other two scorers on the night as Real Madrid moved further down the table to the 9th position.
The 52-year former Spain National team coach had come under serious pressure after his failed managed just one win in their previous 7 games in all competitions coming into their clash against the Blaugrana.
A statement released by Madrid on Monday reads: “The board of directors of Real Madrid CF, after meeting today on October 29, 2018, have agreed to terminate Julen Lopetegui’s contract with the club.
“The decision, taken with the highest level of responsibility, aims to change the dynamics of the first team while all the objectives of this season are still achievable.
“The board of directors understands that there is a great disproportion between the quality of the staff of Real Madrid – which has eight players nominated for the next Ballon d’Or, something unprecedented in the history of the club – and the results obtained to date.
“The club thanks Julen Lopetegui and all his technical team for their effort and work and wish them the best in their professional career.
“He will provisionally replaced by Santiago Solari, who will lead the first team starting from Tuesday.”
It is been speculated around many media outlets in Europe that former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte will be appointed as the club’s new manager.