Lopetegui Targets Premier League Move
Former Real Madrid and Spain boss Julen Lopetegui is eyeing a return to management in the Premier League after breaking his silence following a nightmare year.
The 52-year-old lost two of the highest profile jobs in world football during 2018 during a haunting 138-day spell for the ex-goalkeeper.
Sacked days before La Roja began their World Cup campaign, he lasted just 14 matches at Santiago Bernabeu.
But Lopetegui will not be deterred by the harrowing experience and is ready to resume his coaching career, with a move to England not out of the question.
“A coach needs to be open for the future, but if I can choose, I prefer to be in the best leagues,” he told the BBC Radio 5 Live Football Daily podcast.
“England is a fantastic league. When you watch a match in England, you can feel the atmosphere, the respect for the players and the coaches, this is very important. I want to feel that.
“Of course Spain is a fantastic league too, with fantastic players and coaches, but we will see.”