Football: Julen Lopetegui appointed Spain's new manager

Julen Lopetegui was appointed manager of Spain's national team on July 21, 2016.
Julen Lopetegui was appointed manager of Spain's national team on July 21, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Former Porto boss Julen Lopetegui was appointed manager of Spain on Thursday, replacing World Cup and European championship winning head coach Vicente del Bosque.

"The Royal Spanish Football Federation has named Julen Lopetegui as new national manager," the national team announced on its official website in a brief statement.