Real Madrid will be forced to pay Julen Lopetegui whopping £16m if they sack him… despite former Spain boss being in charge for just FOUR months
- Real Madrid will have to pay Julen Lopetegui £15.8million if they are to sack him
- Real ended run of five games without a victory by beating Viktoria Plzen 2-1
- Lopetegui faces an uncertain future at The Bernabeu following recent results
- Michael Laudrup, Santiago Solari and Antonio Conte contenders to succeed him
Real Madrid will have to pay Julen Lopetegui almost £16million if they are to sack their under-fire manager.
Lopetegui was only appointed in the summer, but there is already much uncertainty regarding his future following a woeful run of form.
As reported by Sport, Lopetegui is on a contract worth £5.3million (€6million) that runs until the summer of 2021. The club have guaranteed that the Spaniard will receive £15.8million (€18million) of that amount in any circumstances.
Real Madrid will have to pay Julen Lopetegui £15.8million (€18million) if they are to sack him
Real endured a miserable run of five games without a win that encompassed defeats to Sevilla, CSKA Moscow, Alaves and Levante.
That run came to an end on Tuesday night with a victory over Viktoria Plzen, but Real were unconvincing in their 2-1 win.
A run of five games without a victory caused questions to be raised about Lopetegui
Should Real dismiss Lopetegui, the contenders to replace him include Michael Laudrup, Laurent Blanc, Santiago Solari, Antonio Conte and Guti.
After the game against Viktoria Plzen, Real director Emilio Butragueno indicated that Lopetegui won’t be sacked before the meeting with Barcelona in El Clasico this weekend.
REAL MADRID’S RESULTS THIS SEASON
August 15 – UEFA Super Cup – Real Madrid 2-4 Atletico Madrid
August 19 – La Liga – Real Madrid 2-0 Getafe
August 26 – La Liga – Girona 1-4 Real Madrid
September 1 – La Liga – Real Madrid 4-1 Leganes
September 15 – La Liga – Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Real Madrid
September 19 – Champions League – Real Madrid 3-0 Roma
September 22 – La Liga – Real Madrid 1-0 Espanyol
September 26 – La Liga – Sevilla 3-0 Real Madrid
September 29 – La Liga – Real Madrid 0-0 Atletico Madrid
October 2– Champions League – CSKA Moscow 1-0 Real Madrid
October 6 – La Liga – Alaves 1-0 Real Madrid
October 20 – La Liga – Real Madrid 1-2 Levante
October 23 – Champions League – Real Madrid 2-1 Viktoria Plzen
Butragueno said: ‘Yes, yes, everything is totally normal. We have to stay calm and united.’
If Real were to be beaten by Barcelona then it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise if Lopetegui was to be sacked in the aftermath of that fixture.
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