Julen Lopetegui Argote (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxulen lopeˈteɣi aɾˈɣote]; born 28 August 1966) is a former Spanish footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and the current manager of the Spain national team.
He played 149 games in La Liga over 11 seasons, appearing in the competition for Real Madrid, Logroñés, Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano. He added 168 matches in Segunda División, with three clubs, and represented Spain at the 1994 World Cup.
Lopetegui started working as a manager in 2003, and spent several years in charge of Spain's youth teams. He led the under-19 and under-21 sides to European titles.Close