Lopetegui, who was sacked by the Spanish FA one day ahead of the 2018 World Cup after it had become public that he would be taking over at Real, is now again in hot water – this time at his new job.
Los Blancos have begun the season with just four wins from their first eight LaLiga games, and are currently on a run of more than six hours without scoring a goal, and four games without a win.
Overall, Lopetegui’s side have already lost four games in this campaign, which is a worse start than Rafael Benitez had at the Santiago Bernabeu.
According to AS, the 52-year-old will be given three more games – namely the clashes against Levante and Viktoria Plzen at home before an El Clasico at the Camp Nou – to prove himself.
However, Real president Florentino Perez is believed to already be making contingency plans in case results and performances do not improve.
As per AS, the Spanish giants could look to former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte again – the Italian was said to be one of the candidates to replace Zidane, but, at the time, was still at the helm of the Blues.
Meanwhile, former Los Blancos winger Santiago Solari, who is currently in charge of the club’s B side, is also being considered.