Julen Lopetegui and Monchi They are still in talks about the next season. Assessing possible exits, needs for different roles in the squad and signings in which both parties agree. Concessions from the sports director to the coach and vice versa. Everything that happened in the last year and the wear and tear that it entailed for both parties is also discussed and valued internally, having left the relationship eroded. He wants to get to the next season clean in body and mind and for that he has decided to place the cards face up. All this when the 5th June three years have passed since Julen Lopetegui appeared in society. More than 1,000 days at the head of a Sevilla that has established itself as the fourth team in Spain, with a new title in its showcases.
The Basque coach has directed the sevillistas in 160 games, with 55% wins and only 19 losses. The numbers speak for themselves, despite the fact that the sensations of the last months of this year have left a bitter aftertaste in the fans and in the club itself, which at least dreamed of resisting in second position and obtaining the title. League runner-up. It could not be. This feeling of more or less is what has made us doubt the suitability of the permanence of a Lopetegui who has signed two more years with the Seville. It was done because you believe in this project, just like those three years you gave Monchi starting, the first time that the islander took such a risk.
Lopetegui He wants to continue climbing in that history of Seville of which he is already a part. He has ahead of Unai Emery, with more than 200 matches and the unforgettable Joaquin Caparrs, who remained five campaigns at the beginning of the century, with two intermittent help in recent years to close the league course. It is possible that within the final assessment of the Basque technician it is thought that these 70 points are the ground of a team that always wants to aspire to more. That he had his worst year in a long history. Monchi has never fired a coach with a contract who finished the course and reached the goal. And Julen himself is for the work of following. Three years have passed. Almost 1,100 days coaching Sevilla. It arrived without the approval of a tier that now does not even want to imagine what would happen if Lopetegui left. Life itself.