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Managing Madrid Podcast: Phil Ball - Emergency Lopetegui Discussion

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Kiyan is joined by author Phil Ball to break down the Lopetegui appointment

Spain v Switzerland - International Friendly Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Phil Ball discuss:

  • The White Storm -- looking back at Galactico 1.0 with hindsight
  • David Beckham’s professionalism
  • Initial reactions to Julen Loptegui’s appointment
  • Why announce it now?
  • How does this effect the World Cup camp?
  • Does Lopetegui bring any Spanish players with him?
  • Fit: Tactics, versatility, man management, etc
  • Past club faliures with Porto, and what it means now
  • Why did Julen agree to this?
  • What does it mean for certain players in the squad, like Isco, Asensio, Bale, Cebalos, etc
  • Is this a transittory appointment?
  • How does money affect the growth of younger players?
  • And more.

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Phil Ball (@PhilBallTweets)