When Real Madrid stepped into Nou Camp on Sunday, October 28, it was expected that Barcelona would give them a run for their money.
It was a complete annihilation of Los Blancos as Barcelona, without talisman Lionel Messi, schooled the Madridista's in the epic El Classico.
Following the disgraceful defeat to long time foes Barcelona, now former Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui has left the Santiago Bernabeu after just 14 matches in charge.
Lopetegui leaves Real in ninth place with 14 points - seven points a drift league leaders Barcelona.
However, the Spaniard is not the only one to have had a miserable abrupt season at the Spanish topflight club.
Here are five of Real Madrid's biggest flops at the helm;
5.Juan Ramos Lopez Caro
Caro replaced Vanderlei Luxemburgo who left in December 2005.
He did not have any luck at the Bernabeu and was unable to win a single trophy.
The club decided to do away with him following a season without any silverware.
4. Rafael Benitez
The fans never seemed to appreciate or warm up to the former Liverpool manager's tactics as gaffer.
The contrast between Benitez and Zidane's performance with almost the same Madrid team only made things worse for the current Newcastle manager.
His conservative style fell out of favour with Madridistas and was soon shown the door.
3. Jose Antonio Camacho
Camacho has had the shortest reign as Madrid manager quitting after six games in charge.
Interestingly, Camacho won four games and lost two in what was the shortest term of any permanent coach at the club since 1929.
2. Carlos Quieroz
Quireoz came into the Bernabeu with an impressive reputation.
He worked under Manchester United's legendary manager Alex Ferguson and learnt the tools of trade directly from the seasoned veteran.
However, Quiroz was unable to guide the Galacticos to any success and only managed a fourth place finish in the league.
1. Julen Lopetegui
Lopetegui began his tenure with controversy after agreeing to replacing Zidane while still in charge of Spain's 2018 World Cup squad instantly sparking controversy.
The decision subsequently lead to his sacking and the commencement of a shambolic season for Madrid.
His first competitive fixture was the UEFA Super Cup, which he lost 4-2 to city rivals Atletico Madrid.
By Sunday's derby defeat, Lopetegui had made it five games without a win for Madrid prompting an early departure.
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