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Real Madrid´s newly appointed coach Julen Lopetegui (L) poses with Real Madrid's president Florentino Perez during his official presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 14, 2018. - Just a day after he was sacked on the eve of the World Cup, former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui arrived in Madrid to be officially presented as Real Madrid's new manager. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP) (Photo credit should read OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP/Getty Images)


Real Madrid president Florentino Perez reportedly had dinner with Julen Lopetegui before the club’s 1-0 defeat to Alaves on Saturday where he sought to “clarify what was expected” of the manager. 

According to ASJ.L. Guerrero, Perez is concerned by the club’s results and the atmosphere among the players, and he has also questioned Lopetegui’s rotation policy.

The Spaniard is hoping his intervention will ensure he does not “have to make another drastic decision” at the Santiago Bernabeu, as he did in 2016 when he fired Rafa Benitez, who did not have the benefit of such a meeting before he was relieved of his duties.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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