Zinedine Zidane Hints on The Team He Wants to Coach when He Returns to Management

Zinedine Zidane Hints on The Team He Wants to Coach when He Returns to Management

  • Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has opened up about a potential return to management
  • Zidane has been out of employment for more than a year now having stepped down from his role at Santiago Bernabeu
  • The former midfielder has widely been linked with a number of high-profile managerial jobs including the vacant post at PSG
  • However, Zidane has suggested that he is keen on the France national team job even as pressure mounts on Didier Deschamps

Zinedine Zidane has hinted he would love to coach the France national team when he returns to football management.

The former Real Madrid boss has been out of management for more than a year after he quit his role at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Zinedine Zidane, La Liga, Santiago Bernabeu. Photo by Denis Doyle.
Zinedine Zidane looks on prior to a La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and RC Deportivo La Coruna at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photo by Denis Doyle.
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However, the 50-year-old recently opened up about his desire to make a return to the dugout, insisting that that has always been his passion.

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His admission came at a time he has been linked with a number of high-profile jobs, with Mundo Deportivo reporting he was a favourite for the vacant Paris Saint-Germain following the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino.

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Zinedine Zidane hints he wants the France job

However, Zidane has now suggested that he would actually prefer the France national team job.

Speaking during an exclusive interview with L'Equipe, the legendary footballer declared that he has an "unfinished job" with Les Bleus.

"I'm not finished with Les Bleus. I want to do it, of course. I will be [France coach], I hope, one day. When? That's not up to me," he said.
"But I want to come full circle with the French national team. I met this French team as a player. And it's the best thing that ever happened to me," he added.

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French president backs Zidane for PSG job

Earlier, Sports Brief reported French President Emmanuel Macron desires to see Zinedine Zidane coach Ligue 1 giants, Paris-Saint Germain.

His comments come on the back of speculations of the club's interest in securing the services of the Real Madrid legend despite current boss Mauricio Pochettino's contract running till 2023.

Macron, openly revealed his role in ensuring Kylian Mbappe extended his stay with the Parisians, and dreams of Zidane taking over the reins at the Parc des Princes.

Source: Sports Brief News