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Julen Lopetegui

VITORIA-GASTEIZ, SPAIN – OCTOBER 06: Julen Lopetegui of Real Madrid CF looks on during the La Liga match between Deportivo Alaves and Real Madrid CF at Estadio de Mendizorroza on October 6, 2018 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

It would be a bold move to go from Real Madrid to Leicester City in a year, but this one makes a lot of sense.

Lopetegui has already shown an interest in working in the Premier League, but he’s unlikely to get a job inside the top six. Leicester would be ideal.

Beyond that, the Foxes should look at his time working and developing Spain’s youngsters. His several years with the Spanish U21 side, growing them to work into senior stars, was impressive.

Given the youth available at the Kingpower, Leicester need a man with that kind of track record in charge. Lopetegui could be that manager.