Julen Lopetegui Argote Spanish pronunciation [ulen lopetei aote] born is a Spanish football manager and former player who played as a goalkeeper. He played games in La Liga over seasons, appearing in the competition for Real Madrid, Logrones, Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano.. The two most significant things Julen Lopetegui did to get himself sacked as Real Madrid manager happened before he was even appointed by . Real Madrid have sacked Julen Lopetegui as their head coach after the defeat at Barcelona and Santiago Solari will take temporary . Julen Lopetegui s reign may have been the chronicle of failure foretold what few imagined was the story would unfold so quickly..