Exact moment Perez decided to consider sacking Lopetegui revealed

Florentino Perez will be deliberating over the future of Julen Lopetegui after yet another disastrous result for Real Madrid .

Los Blancos slumped to their fourth defeat in five games vs Levante on Saturday, sparking crisis talks and an emergency meeting between the former Spain boss and the club’s president.

With Plzen in the Champions League and then the clasico vs Barcelona , Lopetegui could be sacked in the coming days.

But the exact moment Perez began considering the sack for his manager has now been revealed, with Zinedine Zidane’s wisdom to walk away looking a better decision with each passing day.

Perez began to have his doubts over the viable future of Lopetegui at the Bernabeu following the defeat to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

Moreover, the 3-0 loss to Sevilla then accelerated the search for a candidate to replace the Spaniard, with talks beginning with Antonio Conte.

Perez could appoint the Italian following his dismissal from Chelsea last summer, but an interim-manager may be a preferred option.

Santiago Solari, coach of Castilla, could step up from now until Christmas before a long-term appointment is made, claim El Pais.

The Real boss was defiant despite his situation, insisting he is determined to reverse his side’s fortunes.

“I’m more motivated than ever. The last thing I’m thinking about is that," Lopetegui said.

“I worry about quickly picking up the boys and keep believing because it’s the only way to change this run. We have to prepare ourselves for the next game.”

There will now be a crucial debrief on the matter and discussions held between senior figures about whether their manager has the ability to turn it around.

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