How Julen Lopetegui become a loser twice over

In time, perhaps, there will be a little sympathy for Julen Lopetegui, the man who lost the two biggest jobs in Spanish football in the space of 139 days.

On reflection, even those who still feel disappointed or betrayed may recognise the poignancy in the tale of a coach who spent 15 years trying to fulfil his dream, only for it to fall apart in less than five months.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 31, 2018, with the headline 'How Lopetegui became a loser twice over'. Print Edition | Subscribe