Five biggest losers from Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer to Juventus

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Ronaldo's move to Juventus has changed the dynamics of the football world
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#5 Julen Lopetegui


Julen Lopetegui was unceremoniously dismissed as Spain coach two days before the commencement of the World Cup after he had agreed terms with Real Madrid without the knowledge of the LFP.

The former Barcelona and Real Madrid goalkeeper has had a moderate coaching career to date, with his only honors as a manager coming at youth level where he led the Spain U19 and U21 teams to the European championships in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

At Porto, he underachieved despite being given the largest transfer budget in the Portuguese club's history and with Spain, he led the country to an undefeated streak in his first 20 matches in charge before his dismissal.

For all the talk of Ronaldo's individuality, his greatness means that he makes any coach's job easier. By revolving the team around the Portuguese, any team will profit and titles are guaranteed to be won.

Lopetegui must have been excited at the prospect of coaching one of the greatest players in history. A dream which is now almost nearly impossible owing to his Juventus departure.

The Real Madrid coaching job is one of the biggest and most notoriously volatile in the world, with the trigger-happy Perez happy to replace coaches as quickly as they come in. It is Lopetegui's biggest job to date and a good chance to bolster his relatively sparse CV, unfortunately, the 51-year-old would not be able to call on the hugely monumental services of Ronaldo as the last 5 coaches of Real Madrid have been able.

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