Sevilla have confirmed the appointment of former Spain and Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui on a three-year deal, via a statement.
On Monday, Marca were among the outlets reporting that the Coach is set to replace Joaquin Caparros in the dugout at the Andalusian club, with ‘only an official announcement missing’.
Lopetegui has been out of work since being dismissed by Madrid at the end of October following a 5-1 El Clasico loss against Barcelona – leaving the club languishing in ninth place in La Liga after ten matches.
Lopetegui’s appointment at the outgoing European champions came in acrimonious circumstances, coming on the eve of the World Cup, where he was set to manage the Spanish national team, last summer.
The Spanish FA took the decision to dismiss Lopetegui two days before their opener against Portugal, after his appointment by Madrid was announced without their knowledge.
Last month, Lopetegui was linked by El Mundo Deportivo with taking over the Bayern Munich job this summer from Niko Kovac.
Former Roma boss Eusebio Di Franscesco had also been linked to Sevilla, with Joaquin Caparros confirmed as not continuing in the role next season.