The new Real Madrid manager has been officially announced earlier today, which puts an end to tons of Real Madrid transfer rumours!
Online sportsbook news sites in Spain can finally stop talking about Real Madrid manager rumours as the new Real Madrid manager has been named. Spain coach Julen Lopetegui will take over Zidane’s seat as soon as the World Cup ends. Will this move increase Spain’s chances to win the World Cup? Check out the odds at the best World Cup betting sites!r
Meet Julen Lopetegui, the new Real Madrid manager!
Julen Lopetegui didn’t have the most impressive career as a player, but he’s going upwards as a manager. He used to play for Real Madrid and Barcelona as well. Play a total of 6 games in 6 years at these two clubs, having won La Liga with Real Madrid and Copa del Rey with the Catalans.
Do you think Lopetegui will succeed with Real Madrid? Now that the new Real Madrid manager has been appointed, you might want to bet on La Liga 2019 winner as well. Online sportsbook sites in Spain regard Barcelona to be the biggest favourites to win La Liga as their odds are 1.80, while the odds for Real Madrid to win La Liga are 2.25 at Bet365 Sportsbook.
Official announcement at the worst or best time?
Real Madrid made the transfer official 2 days before the World Cup starts. The club profits from the decision as half the squad of Los Blancos already know the manager, which is obviously of help. But how will the Spanish national team react to such an announcement? World Cup 2018 outright winner odds for Spain haven’t dropped too much, let’s say that.
The odds for Spain to win the World Cup in 2018 are 7.00. They are still the third biggest favourites according to the sites in the online sportsbook directory. The last time Spain participated in a tournament, knowing that their coach will leave the team (and retire) at the end of the tournament, they actually won. That was Euro 2008 and Luis Aragonés.
Will the same thing happen 10 years later? Will Julen Lopetegui, the new Real Madrid manage win World Cup 2018 for his nation? Should you bet on Spain to win the World Cup? Check out the best odds to bet on World Cup 2018 and pick your bets according to your expectations. And feel free to let us know what you think about the new Real Madrid manager by leaving a comment below!