Zidane Turns Down €150M Offer to Reunite With Cristiano Ronaldo at Al Nassr

Zidane Turns Down €150M Offer to Reunite With Cristiano Ronaldo at Al Nassr

Chukwu Ikechukwu
  • Zinedine Zidane has rejected a €150m offer to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr
  • The Frenchman was offered a two-year deal to replace the sacked Rudi Garcia, who was let go mid-season
  • Zidane and Ronaldo won three UEFA Champions Leagues when they worked together at Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has turned down the opportunity to work with Cristiano Ronaldo again, after rejecting an offer to coach Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr this summer.

Both men had multiple successes during their time with Real Madrid as Los Blancos dominated Europe, winning three consecutive Champions League titles together.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, La Liga, Spain, Saudi Arabia
Cristiano Ronaldo played 114 matches under Zinedine Zidane, scoring 112 goals and providing 30 assists. Photo by Chris Brunskill
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According to Sportskeeda, Zidane was offered a two-year deal worth €150million by Al-Nassr, who are desperately in search of a new manager after letting Rudi Garcia go mid-season.

The Frenchman, however, is not interested in coaching in the Middle East at the moment, and is focused on getting a managerial role in one of Europe’s top five leagues.

Al-Nassr look bound to end this season trophyless after crashing out of the cup. They are also six points behind Saudi Pro League leaders Al-Ittihad.

Tottenham interested in Zinedine Zidane

Meanwhile, Daily Express reports that Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy is interested in bringing Zinedine Zidane out of his self-imposed sabbatical to coach the North London club next season.

Spurs have struggled to fill the vacant managerial post after parting ways with Italian coach Antonio Conte. They were recently snubbed by top target Arne Slot.

Zidane is hoping to take the reins at a major club in Europe's top five leagues after two years out of a job.

Zidane takes surprising new job

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Zinedine Zidane has switched from football to take up another job in motorsport, despite being linked with Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.

The 50-year-old has been out of work since leaving reigning European champions Real Madrid at the end of a disappointing 2020/21 season.

The Frenchman is yet to make a move back into football management after leaving Spain, where he enjoyed a successful spell, including three consecutive UEFA Champions League victories.