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Real Madrid asked me to succeed Zinedine Zidane - Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri

The FC crew react to Real Madrid's appointment of Julen Lopetegui as manager, questioning the timing as he prepares to lead Spain at the World Cup. ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti discusses the tricky situation Julen Lopetegui finds himself in as he coaches Spain before taking over at Real Madrid. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has said he turned down an approach to become the new coach of Real Madrid. Real announced the appointment of Spain coach Julen Lopetegui as successor to Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday, with the Spanish FA then sacking him days before their World Cup opener. "I said no to Real Madrid," Allegri told Sky Sport Italia. "I did it on the phone to [Madrid president] Florentino Perez because I had given my word to [Juventus] president [Andrea] Agnelli. "I thanked Florentino......

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Published By: ESPN FC - Wednesday, 13 June







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