Meet Rosa Maqueda; she is the beautiful wife of Julen Lopetegui, the former Spanish soccer player and manager of the Spain National Team representing their country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He is now the manager of Real Madrid.
Lopetegui was one of Spain coach Juan Santisteban’s aides at the 2003 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. After the competition, he had his first head coaching spell at Rayo Vallecano, with the club in the second level, he was sacked after the tenth match of the 2003– 04 campaign, which finished in relegation to division three. After working as a sports commentator which included laSexta in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he came back to coaching, with a side he played for in the 1980s, Real Madrid Castilla, now in the third tier.
From 2010 to 2014, Lopetegui worked with the Spanish youth groups, winning the 2012 European Under-19 Championship and the 2013 Under-21 Championship. He left the Royal Spanish Football Federation on 30 April 2014, after the lapse of his contract.
Lopetegui came back to club obligations on 6 May 2014, being named at Portugal’s FC Porto manager. He signed seven Spanish players to the club that summer.
Julen a former goalkeeper started his career with Castilla in 1985; he later played with Real Madrid, Palmas, Logrones, Barcelona and finally finished his career playing with Rayo Vallecano.
Coaching came to him in 2003, when he joined Spain U17’s coaching staff under manager Juan Santisteban. He returned to coached Rayo Vallecano that same year and Real Madrid B in 2008.
Lopetegui subsequently managed Spain U19, U20 and U21 from 2010 to 2014. He signed with Porto in 2014 and named Spain’s manager following Vicente del Bosque’s retirement in 2016.
Julen Lopetegui is as noted married to Rosa Maqueda, her last name probably sounds familiar, that is because of her brother Juan Jose Maqueda, the former midfielder who introduced them when they played with Real Madrid in 1989.
They dated for a couple of years before getting married; nowadays, they have three beautiful and amazing children ages 22, 17 and 14.
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