Julen Lopetegui Argote, the 49 year old who was born in Asteasu, Spain and played his career as a goalkeeper is now the current manager of the Spanish national side.
As a player he played in 149 games in the Spanish La Liga division over the space of 11 seasons, among the list of teams he as played for this includes both Real Madrid and Barcelona. He has also represented Spain at the 1994 World Cup.
Lopetegui started working as a coach in 2003, and has managed several different levels of Spain’s youth system. He led both the under-19 and under-21 sides to European titles.