Lopetegui, after his dismissal: "I Want to thank the club for the opportunity you gave me"

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Lopetegui, after his dismissal:

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Julen Lopetegui, dismissed Monday as coach of Real Madrid, he thanked in a message to EFE for the opportunity it provided the club and wishes luck to the team for the remainder of the season.

"Following the decision adopted by the board of directors of Real Madrid in the day, I want to thank the club for the opportunity you gave me," he says. It also gives "thanks to the players for their effort and their work, as well as to all and each one of the employees of the club, by his good treatment during this time." "And, of course, my gratitude to the fans for their encouragement," says Lopetegui, who conveyed his "best wishes for what remains of the season."

The Real Madrid took this Monday the decision to dispense with Julen Lopetegui as coach and appoint the argentine Santiago Hernán Solari as his substitute ad interim.

The words of Lopetegui contrast with the harshness employed by Real Madrid in the press release published close to 21.00 hours Monday to announce the dismissal of the technical. Below we reproduce in full the note issued by the white club:

"The Board of Directors of Real Madrid C. F., in a meeting today, 29 October 2018, has agreed to terminate the contract that linked it to the coach Julen Lopetegui with the club.

This decision, taken from the maximum liability, has as its purpose to change the dynamics in which is located the first team, when they are still attainable all of the goals of this season.

The Board understands that there is a great disproportion between the quality of the template of Real Madrid with 8 players nominated for the next Ballon d'or, something unprecedented in the history of the club, and the results obtained to date.

The club is grateful to Julen Lopetegui and his entire technical team, the effort and the work done and wishes them the best in their professional career.

Will be replaced temporarily by Santiago Solari, who will lead the first team, starting tomorrow, Tuesday."

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Updated Date: 01 November 2018, 07:00

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