Right now Real Madrid fans are looking for a reaction from their team to this run of bad form and if the players on the pitch won’t provide it, then the fans expect board to do it instead.
In sacking Lopetegui at this stage of the season, the Madrid board would likely be taking action merely for the sake of it rather than for the health of the team. Julen Lopetegui is not blameless during this run of form, but at the same time he shouldn’t be the one taking the fall for this poor run. The Spaniard has been handed a very difficult job in leading the team to further success in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era. The job was made even more complex when Madrid failed to find a true goalscorer during the summer.
However, it’s not all bad news. Lopetegui has the backing of the dressing room, which is not something every Madrid manager sacked midseason in the past can claimed to have had. Los Blancos are still in contention for the league title and are in a very good position to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages.
It’s also very easy to forget Real Madrid were playing really good soccer a few weeks ago. With so few good replacement for Lopotegui and none of the available options guaranteed to bring results, it seems silly to sack a coach the dressing room still trusts so early in the season. Lopetegui helped put Madrid in this hole. It would only be fair to give him a chance to get them out of it.