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Real Madrid job waiting for Spain manager Julen Lopetegui after World Cup

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Alejandro Castrejon | Junio 12, 2018, 23:50

For example, leaving out Chelsea's Alvaro Morata from the Spain squad in favour of Valencia's Rodrigo.

The goalkeeper will turn 28 this season, and it's hard to believe he won't be eyeing up more top honours while he's still the best.

He has been praised for his coaching work with the Spanish youth teams, as well as his spell so far with the senior national team. 'It was very close but in the end it wasn't to be.

However, both Tottenham and PSG have also been linked with the forward.

And it comes just three days before the 2010 World Cup winners begin their campaign in Russia, as they face Portugal in Sochi on Friday.

Van Dijk has flourished since arriving at Anfield and played a key role in helping the club to reach the Champions League final.

De Gea has been the Premier League's most consistent player over the past five seasons since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013.

Good news for... Isco is one of the favourites of the coach.

"Julen Lopetegui will be the Real Madrid coach after the celebration of the 2018 World Cup", the club announced on their website on Tuesday.

Another example of how the RFEF was in the dark about this announcement from Real Madrid was that their president, Luis Rubiales, was in Moscow to participate in a FIFA meeting to decide who would host the 2026 World Cup.

Spain's head coach Julen Lopetegui will succeed Zinedine Zidane as the new Real Madrid boss after the World Cup.

His name had been briefly mentioned among many others as a possible successor to Zidane, who stepped down on May 31 after leading the club to a third straight Champions League crown, although a move seemed highly unlikely.

He said back in November 2016: 'When the federation called, naturally my objective became the national team, but it's true that before that (Wolves and I) had been working hand in hand for some time.