Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui burst into tears after his team successfully upstream to win the Europa League.
Sevilla went upstream to win 3-2 against Inter Milan in the Europa League Final this season, including a double from Luuk de Jong and a home goal from Romelu Lukaku on Inter’s side. This is also the first time coach Julen Lopetegui has won a title at the club level.
For coach Lopetegui, this championship has a special meaning. Before that, he was sacked for Spain and Real Madrid in 2018. Last summer, Lopetegui was appointed manager of Sevilla and he helped the club win the sixth Europa League. After the referee blew the whistle to end the Europa League Final, Lopetegui burst into tears.
Julen Lopetegui has successfully proven his military skills
Julen Lopetegui helped Sevilla defeat all stubborn opponents on the way to conquer the championship. The strong opponents were AS Roma, Wolves, MU, and Inter. The impressive thing is that 9 of the 11 starting players of the Sevilla Finals only played their first season for the team. That further shows coach Lopetegui’s ability to direct.
Coach Lopetegui was sacked by the Spanish Football Federation before the 2018 World Cup. This was after he signed a contract with Real Madrid. Mr. Lopetegui unilaterally terminated the contract with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and is expected to become the manager of Real Madrid after the 2018 World Cup ends. However, due to being too angry, the Spanish Football Federation decided to fire Lopetegui even though the Spanish team was about to play in the World Cup.
At the Bernabeu, Mr. Lopetegui was in position for only 4 months when Real Madrid suffered a series of bad results.
After being sacked by Real Madrid, Lopetegui was linked to lead the Wolves Premier League club as well as the coach seat in the US team. However, in the summer of 2019, Sevilla appointed Lopetegui as a coach. This 53-year-old military leader helped Sevilla finish La Liga in fourth place last season.