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Managing Madrid Podcast: Assessing Lopetegui’s Tactical Philosophy, Theo’s Loan Move, The Lack Of Transfer Rumors, & More

Om Arvind and Gabe Lezra break down the compatibility and effectiveness of Lopetegui’s tactics, among other things.

Julen Lopetegui Announced As New Real Madrid Manager Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Om Arvind and Gabe Lezra discuss:

- Theo’s loan to Real Sociedad

- The quiet transfer window

- The way Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, and Barcelona have constructed their squads

- Julen Lopetegui’s tactics and the way they fit this Real side

- The potential for Lopetegui to improve Casemiro?

- Gareth Bale’s compatibility with Lopetegui’s tactical philosophy?

- Keylor Navas’ distribution

- Juego de Posición 101

- What “success” means in the 2018/19 season

- The trustworthiness of the Harry Kane to Madrid rumors

- Kane’s compatibility with Lopetegui’s system

- Whether Los Blancos have lost the ability to make blockbuster signings or not

- How Real Madrid should line up in the European Super Cup

- And more

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVArvind)

Gabe Lezra (@ElEzrah)

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