Julen Lopetegui has been relieved of his duties as the manager of Real Madrid with immediate effect, the club have announced on all social media platforms.
Real Madrid’s recent results were already a cause for worry for Julen Lopetegui as far as his future at the club was concerned. But, the 5-1 thrashing received at the hands of arch rivals Barcelona has proved to be the last nail in the coffin for the manager.
Real Madrid have announced the termination of Julen Lopetegui’s contract with immediate effect, with Santiago Solari to take temporary charge of the first-team.
One person chose to point out the harsh wordings the statement contained.
Can’t believe how harsh Real Madrid’s statement about Lopetegui is. pic.twitter.com/hWL0CWht1D
— Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM) October 29, 2018
Others though, took the moment as an opportunity to bring out the trolls and memes.
Real Madrid sack Julen Lopetegui…
Only one man of the job now surely 😉
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 29, 2018
Lopetegui’s finally gone, you say? pic.twitter.com/wbb7NAj1oM
— hmm, how about… ghost alex? (@lxbkhlf) October 29, 2018
“I don’t think Julen Lopetegui sufficiently replaced Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer and that’s why I’ll be making a move for Shola Ameobi as soon as possible” pic.twitter.com/m8QXgo89kX
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) October 29, 2018
Julen Lopetegui is 14 letters long, he was in charge for 14 games and only picked up 14 points.
Real Madrid have also only scored 14 goals and conceded 14 goals. pic.twitter.com/AiApJIApT1
— Yahya Aden (@YahyaAden7) October 29, 2018
Pochettino grinning from ear to ear on the Spurs bench.
He’s just got the SSN notification that Lopetegui’s been sacked.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 29, 2018
So Julen Lopetegui gets sacked from Spain for accepting Real Madrid’s job only to get sacked from Real Madrid. pic.twitter.com/EkofgajhUE
— The Philosopher (@Abel_Nkosinathy) October 29, 2018
Is there a sadder fall from grace than Julen Lopetegui’s? Sacked one day before the start of the World Cup with Spain for taking up the Real Madrid job post-tournament, and now he’s just been dismissed from Real after just 14 games in charge. My word. Brutal.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) October 29, 2018
Goodbye Lopetegui thank you for the 3 months of laugh pic.twitter.com/IMY7qEHaKn
— Julian🖐 (@ElaficionadoFC) October 29, 2018
Cannot spell Lopetegui without a big L…
(I’ll see myself out) https://t.co/qffBEJFGyE
— Nick (@Nick28T) October 29, 2018
Lopetegui’s Madrid stint summed up pic.twitter.com/9kpHvQpZby
— Aristotle (@Dipanck) October 29, 2018
To summarise Lopetegui’s season 💔 pic.twitter.com/ruMvZcyebv
— nomz (@halanomz) October 29, 2018