Once the Board of Directors announces the dismissal of Julen Lopetegui, Santiago Solari will be the coach who takes charge of the first team at Real Madrid, albeit in a provisional role for two weeks.
Castilla‘s current coach will travel to Melilla in what will be his premiere on the bench with the senior side.
The federal regulations allow a team to have a coach on an interim basis for a fortnight, but after 15 days, the club in question, in this case Real Madrid, must appoint a coach officially or make a contract with the holder of the provisional position, in this case Solari.
Therefore, Melilla (Cup), Valladolid (League), Viktoria Plzen (Champions League) and Celta (League) are the matches that Solari will definitely be in charge for.
After that the calendar plays in their favour because of the international break, so there is one more week’s absence of matches for Los Blancos.
The idea of the board is not to rush things, and a move for Antonio Conte now seems to be permanently parked.