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Former Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui could reunite with Benzema at Al-Ittihad

Former Real Madrid and Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui is being pursued by Al-Ittihad, which would seem him reunite with Karim Benzema.

According to Diario AS, Al-Ittihad wants to appoint Julen Lopetegui as their new manager. The Saudi club recently sacked Nuno Espirito Santo due to poor results and his bad relationship with Karim Benzema.

Lopetegui was appointed as Wolverhampton Wanderers manager last season after leaving Sevilla. However, he left the Premier League side less than a week before the start of the new season.

This report claims that Lopetegui prefers to work in the Premier League or return to Spain, but he is considering Al-Ittihad’s offer. Lopetegui who briefly managed Real Madrid in 2018, could be reunited with his former player Karim Benzema.

Al-Ittihad is in fifth place in the Saudi Pro League with 24 points after 13 matches.

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.
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