Zinedine Zidane preferred to remain unemployed for more than a year to be ready to take the reins of the French team before Didier Deschamps extends. He was not rewarded for it, and is now turning to a club career.
Zinedine Zidane wisely waited for his turn in the France team, but it didn’t pay off. The French coach has been free for more than a year now, and he has refused several generous offers, in particular from Manchester United and Paris SG according to several journalists. The former number 10 of the Blues was waiting for the call from the foot of the France team, which ultimately never came. There is still a lot of mystery about the course of operations, whether Noël Le Graët contacted him before the World Cup to promise him the job in case of French failure in Qatar. All this to be denigrated then in the wake of Didier Deschamps’ contract extension.
A big club for Zidane, it’s a must
The only certainty now is that the place in the France team is taken, and for a long time since “DD” has signed up until 2026. Enough to cause a radical change in the career of Zidane, who almost reached the heights in the club from his debut, winning everything it was possible to win with Real Madrid. From now on, “ZZ” will have to find a new challenge to match its ambitions. But there is a first certainty, that he will no longer put aside his personal career for the France team, the wait being really too long to stay without a technician position by then.
This is what his former France teammate Lionel Charbonnier wanted to say, convinced that Zidane will return to the job market very soon. Probably at the end of the season to start again on an ambitious project. ” His wish is to train. If he hasn’t coached a club, it’s to take the France team. If you leave Real Madrid, you have to take a team at its height, like PSG. Does he have to wait three and a half years? Five years without training is not possible. To coach, you also need to have personal ties. That’s what he told me about PSG. There are not 50 clubs “, delivered Lionel Charbonnier on RMC, aware that between the champions of France and Zizou there may be a story to write, the Emir of Qatar being a fan of Zinedine Zidane.
It is also a way of remembering that, with Zidane free, the name of PSG will inevitably come out of the hat, no matter what Christophe Galtier will achieve this season. Barring a final victory in the Champions League, it’s a safe bet that the Parisian leaders will once again dream of bringing a legend of French football to the Paris bench for next season. And Zizou has never made the slightest statement completely questioning the idea of training Paris SG. And in particular the stars Messi, Neymar and Mbappé, which would even tend to make Zinedine Zidane salivate.
🎂 50 years old isn’t it?
😍 Zinedine #Zidane blows out its 50 candles today, the opportunity to look back on its career in 10 dates 📆
🥳 Happy birthday Zizou! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/2wyrbWWMGe
– CANAL+ Foot (@CanalplusFoot) June 23, 2022
For his part, Jérôme Rothen believes that Zizou will have to make a choice quickly, the hypothesis of waiting until 2026 for the post of French coach to become free probably not being to the taste of the double Z. He is not going to hope for bad results for Didier Deschamps. If in four years, the position becomes available, this may be the time. With everything he represents, he does what he wants. He is so passionate about football, much more than Laurent Blanc. I don’t see him always being emotional or in a club as big as Real, because there aren’t any. If there are no offers, maybe he will see his ambitions lowered “Admits the former PSG player, who however has no name to put forward to welcome Zinedine Zidane.