Atletico Madrid have tied Uruguay international Jose Gimenez down to a new deal running until 2023.
With Spain having sacked Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament, they are staring at a second nightmare World Cup in a row.
With Spain having sensationally sacked Julen Lopetegui, we look at the numbers behind his time in charge of the national team.
Vicente del Bosque backed Julen Lopetegui to do a good job for Spain and Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane's successor at Real Madrid will be Julen Lopetegui, and we have examined the Opta numbers behind his coaching record.
Atletico Madrid have come to an agreement with Monaco for the transfer of France international winger Thomas Lemar.
Spain's Julen Lopetegui will be Real Madrid's next coach, but in following Zinedine Zidane he has surely accepted mission impossible.
Spain's World Cup campaign will keep Julen Lopetegui distracted for much of the off-season, but he has plenty to assess back at Real Madrid.
As Julen Lopetegui takes on two of European football's biggest jobs in succession, we assess others who have coached Real Madrid and Spain.
Julen Lopetegui is to leave Spain for Real Madrid after the World Cup. Here, we look at a timeline of the 51-year-old's career.