‘He has all the technical and psychological values to manage a great club’: Marcello Lippi backs Antonio Conte to revive Real Madrid
- Julen Lopetegui was sacked by Real Madrid after their 5-1 thrashing vs Barcelona
- The Spanish giants currently sit a lowly ninth in La Liga after 10 matches
- Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been linked with the vacant Madrid job
Marcello Lippi has backed Antonio Conte to succeed at Real Madrid should they opt for the Italian to turn around their dismal season so far.
The Spanish giants currently sit a lowly ninth in La Liga after 10 matches and were thrashed 5-1 by arch rivals Barcelona in El Clasico on Sunday afternoon.
The humiliating defeat signalled the end for Julen Lopetegui, who took over from Zinedine Zidane in the summer after he guided the club to a third consecutive Champions League title.
Antonio Conte has been backed to succeed at Real Madrid if they come calling for his services
Julen Lopetegui was sacked early on in his reign after Madrid’s 5-1 defeat to rivals Barcelona
Antonio Conte has since been heavily linked with the vacant managerial job and Lippi, who coached the former Chelsea boss as a player at Juventus, has backed the Italian to revive Real Madrid’s fortunes.
‘Conte has all the technical and psychological values to manage a great club and why not, even Real Madrid,’ the former Italy boss said at the Golden Foot Awards.
‘I don’t know if he is interested in Real Madrid and if Real Madrid are interested in him but for sure he would be able to have Real Madrid come back.’
Conte is out of work after he was sacked by Chelsea in the summer, just a year on from leading the Blues to the Premier League title in emphatic style.
Meanwhile, Castilla boss Santi Solari will take temporary charge of Madrid until they find a permanent replacement for Lopetegui.
Marcello Lippi says Conte has ‘the technical and psychological values to manage a great club’