Lopetegui has been provisionally replaced by Solari, with his first game coming in the Copa del Rey against Melilla tomorrow.
Following his dismissal, Lopetegui said: “After the decision adopted by the board of directors of Real Madrid, I want to thank the club for the opportunity it gave me.
“I’d also like to give thanks to the players for their effort and their work, as well as to each and every one of the club’s employees, for their good treatment of me during this time.
“And, of course, my gratitude to the fans for their encouragement. Best wishes for the remainder of the season.”
Who is Santiago Solari?
Santiago Solari is 42 years old and was born in Rosario, Argentina.
He spent the majority of his career playing as a left winger and enjoyed his most successful periods at Real Madrid and Inter Milan.