Lopetegui, period of reflection

Julen Lopetegui went on vacation with his family without deciding his future and that of the squad with Sevilla. A period of reflection of several days for the Basque coach before sitting down with Monchi and the club to not only configure the 2022-23 team more specifically, but also to clarify his own permanence at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. From Nervion It has slipped that Lopetegui is going to continue, but rather with a small mouth.

“He has two more years on his contract,” President José Castro and Monchi himself have repeated, without wanting to confirm that Julen is going to lead Sevilla’s first training session when they return to work in early July. Among other things, because the technician also has to make the decision completely. Apart from the many criticisms of the environment that he has endured in recent months, Lopetegui It does not coincide one hundred percent with the revolution plans of the staff that are prepared in the entity.

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The sales of Koundé and Diego Carlos; the need to rejuvenate the team and give it more physical; the preference for a type of player who differs in some characteristic from what the coach prefers… Sevilla and Lopetegui will sit down in the coming days to agree (or not) on all these points and decide, on one side and the other, if it is worth continuing with an obviously successful relationship in sports.

Because there are no doubts about that in the club. In Nervión it is appreciated and valued that the team has qualified for Champions, via League, for three seasons in a row for the first time in history. Also having collected the Sixth Europa League in the summer of 2020. But this last campaign, with many injuries, a questionable game and some elimination that felt pretty bad, It has worn out the relationship between the coach and some part of the environment. Lopetegui and Sevilla are reflecting these days and will put all those thoughts together shortly. Only then it will be possible to know for sure if their paths are still united.