He began coaching in 2003 as assistant manager to Spain's Under-17 team and was also in charge of the Under-19s, Under-20s and Under-21s, before moving to Porto. He then succeeded mentor Vicente Del Bosque in the Spain job following La Roja's early exit at Euro 2016.
As a player Lopetegui was a goalkeeper who spent spells as a backup at both Madrid and Barcelona, also playing for Rayo Vallecano and CD Logrones.
Real, meanwhile, won their third straight Champions League crown by beating Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev last month. Spain will face Iran and Morocco in Group B after the challenge of Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in their opener on Friday.
In May, he signed a two-year extension to remain as Spain coach until 2020 but the call of Madrid has proved stronger.
EA E3 2018: Anthem
A trailer does it more justice (which we attached below for your viewing pleasure) but we got a look at Anthem's combat system. EA's Live Show might not be open to the public, but it's hosting a Player Fan Fest at the Hollywood Palladium on June 9-11.
Jump Force Looks Perfect Except for One Thing
That's because this crossover game isn't just the merging of the Jump universes, but also with the "real world" or reality. Of course, anime fans are already pointing out the similarities between Jump Force and J-Stars Victory VS.
Net Neutrality Is Finally, Actually Dead
Though major internet service providers say the web will remain essentially unchanged after net neutrality rules are rolled back. That means internet providers can speed up, slow down or block websites without violating federal regulations.
Congolese warlord faces verdict in war crimes appeal
Judge Christine Van den Wyngaert, Presiding Judge in this appeal, read a summary of the Judgment during a public hearing. Congo government spokesman Lambert Mende said that Bemba had the right to return home if released, Reuters reported.