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Former Porto coach Lopetegui named Sevilla manager

Lopetegui has been announced as the new manager of Sevilla. 

Having managed Porto between 2014 and 2016, Lopetegui left the Portuguese club having not won a single trophy.

The Spaniard then got the opportunity to take over his senior national team, leading Spain to the World Cup with ease and seeming to be one of the favourites to win the entire competition. 

However, after accepting the Real Madrid job just days before the World Cup kicked off, Lopetegui was sacked as Spain boss in a shock turn of events. 

Lopetegui's disappointment was clear, though he stood by the fact that he couldn't turn down the chance to take on his dream job of being Madrid manager. 

That was an ill fated spell in the end though that ultimately ended just over 4 months after it had begun following a disastrous league campaign and a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Barcelona.

Now, however, Lopetegui is back in football, and will be hoping to lead Sevilla back to where they want to go - the Champions League.

The 52-year old will be hoping to build on the 6th place finish of last season. 


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