The Bernabeu hierarchy appear to have run out of patience with Lopetegui after Real Madrid’s 2-1 defeat at home to Levante on Saturday
Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui is reportedly “close” to being dismissed from his post.
And it is understood B team boss Santiago Solari will be hired as Lopetegui’s replacement.
According to Sky Sources, the LaLiga giants will end Lopetegui’s tenure at the Bernabeu after just nine games of the league season.
Lopetegui became Los Blancos boss in the summer after being sacked as manager of the Spain national team two days before the start of their World Cup campaign.
The club’s hierarchy will be keen to act quickly as Real are in action in the Champions League on Tuesday night against Viktoria Plzen before facing Barcelona in the first El Clasico of the season on Sunday.
However, they are handed the boost of knowing Barca’s star man Lionel Messi will not feature at the Nou Camp after suffering a bone fracture to his elbow during their victory over Sevilla this weekend.
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