The Spanish giants have sacked their manager Julen Lopetugui after an embarrassing defeat to their arch rivals, Barcelona.
They currently are ninth on the table following their sixth league game with no win and third consecutive defeats.
Barcelona ran out as victors in a 5-1 win thanks to a hat-trick from Luis Suarez and goals from Phillipe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal on Sunday afternoon.
Santiago Solari has been placed in interim charge after Antonio Conte reportedly ended talks over taking the role.
Lopetegui’s moved to Real Madrid in the summer was a shocker to everyone after he quit Spain national team just days before their world cup campaign.
Santiago Solari will only have three days to prepare for their Copa del Rey clash at Melilla before hosting Valladolid next Saturday.
A club statement read:
Share this post with your Friends on “The Board of Directors of Real Madrid CF, meeting today October 29, 2018, has agreed to terminate the contract of coach Julen Lopetegui.
“This decision, adopted from the highest level of responsibility, aims to change the dynamics of the first team, when all the objectives of this season are still achievable.
“The Board of Directors understands that there is a great disproportion between the quality of the staff of Real Madrid, which has 8 players nominated for the next Golden Ball, something unprecedented in the history of the club, and the results obtained to date.
“The club thanks Julen Lopetegui and all his technical team for their effort and work and wishes them the best in their professional career.
“He will be provisionally replaced by Santiago Solari, who will lead the first team starting on Tuesday.”
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