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Real Madrid write harsh statement to fire Lopetegui

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Was this really needed?

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Real Madrid published the official statement to announce that Julen Lopetegui is no longer their coach. What started to be a fairly usual text ended up having a very harsh third paragraph which probably wasn’t needed.

The Real Madrid C.F. board of directors, which met today, 29 October 2018, has made the decision to terminate Julen Lopetegui’s contract as the club’s coach.

This decision, which was taken with the utmost responsibility, seeks to bring about a turnaround in the first-team’s fortunes at a time when all of this season’s targets are still achievable.

The board considers there to be a large disparity between the quality within the Real Madrid squad, which boasts eight nominees for the next Ballon d’Or award - an unprecedented number in the club’s history - and the team’s results to date.

The club places on record its thanks to Julen Lopetegui and all of his coaching staff for their efforts and work and wishes them all the best in their future careers.

Santiago Solari will take temporary charge of the team, assuming his role as first-team coach from tomorrow, Tuesday.
Source: Real Madrid.com

While it’s clear that Lopetegui didn’t help his case, he also inherited a weakened roster after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and the club refused to sign quality reinforcements to improve the team’s depth thinking that every single attacker was going to improve and step up to replace what the Portuguese brought to the table every single game. Keep in mind that Lopetegui lost his chance to coach Spain the past World Cup because he decided to accept Madrid’s offer, something which showed commitment towards the club.

All in all, Real Madrid should’ve kept that paragraph for themselves.