Real Madrid in Trouble With Spanish FA After Sacking Lopetegui

Now that they have parted ways with Julen Lopetegui, Real Madrid must look for a permanent replacement within the next 14 days.

The chances of the 13-time Champions League winners bringing in Antonio Conte has waned and without a major surprise, the Italian won’t become Madrid’s new coach.

Florentino Perez’s preferred choice for the job, RM Castilla coach Solari, will only be able to remain in charge for Madrid’s forthcoming games against Melilla, Valladolid, Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, and Celta.

The Argentinean can remain in the post for a maximum of two weeks before the club has to register Loptegui’s definitive successor with the Spanish Football Federation.

Madrid would also need to recruit a caretaker coach to oversee Castilla’s games while Solari is with the first team.

After a fortnight has expired, or even before the 14-day limit is up, Solari would no longer be able to stay on in a temporary role and the club would be served a fine.