Lto priority of Zinedine Zidane is to be a French coach. Neither him PSG nor any other bench that crosses his path. “I’m not done with Les Bleus,” says the former coach of the real Madrid in a special report that L’quipe has prepared for this Thursday on the occasion of its 50th birthday. In the interview, according to the cover of the Gallic medium, Zidane reaffirms his position regarding his future: one day I will be the coach of the French national team.
The hero of World Cup 98the one who sewed the first star on the blue shirt, has between his eyebrows the france bench. That is why, since he left Madrid, he has not been dazzled by the siren songs of Manchester United or PSG, attractive benches with which he has been tempted to return to work. But Zizou is clear about it.
“I want to say something important about Zidane, he is a person that I liked a lot as a player and I like him as a coach, I love him, but we have never spoken with him, directly or indirectly, and I respect him a lot and appreciate him a lot. Many things have come out in the press but we have never spoken to him,” Al Khelaifi told MARCA. With PSG about to close Galtier, Zizou’s path to the national team seems even clearer.
The problem is Deschamps. World champion in 2018 and more recently of the Nations League, the current coach has earned the right to leave whenever he wants… barring cataclysm in Qatar. In office since 2012, the captain of France in that 1998 World Cup could be closing a cycle with his third World Cup, his fifth major competition with the national team. That will be the key for Zizou’s arrival on the bench. If the position becomes vacant, with Zidane free and willing, it will be rare for the FFF not to fill the void with one of the great legends of Gallic football.
“He is a man I appreciate, we are not going to define his career as a player or as a coach. Zidane will one day join the French team. when? I don’t knowsaid Le Graet, president of the federation, last year. That day seems closer, but there will be no answer until December. Until then, Zidane celebrates his birthday and waits patiently.