Looks like Real Madrid have become quite addicted to surprises!
After Zinedine Zidane shocked the world with his abrupt resignation barely a week after winning a third successive Champions League crown, the club has announced his successor in equally surprising fashion.
Spain’s manager Juliet Lopetegui is expected to lead his charges to world cup glory in Russia but it has now been announced he would join Real after the tournament.
The former Real Madrid goalkeeper has signed a three year contract to replace Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu.
Spain open their campaign against Portugal Friday and find themselves in the same group as African side Morocco and Iran.
After the tournament, the Spain boss would leave his post and start his new role as coach of the three time successive Champions League winners.