1NEWS. Zinedine Zidane doesn’t seem to have any intention of retiring from coaching. Reportedly, the former Real Madrid coach is ready to return to coaching again.
As previously reported, the 49-year-old coach is no longer a coach after leaving Real Madrid.
While with Los Blancos-Real Madrid’s nickname-, he has won various titles. In fact, Zidane played a big role in bringing Los Blancos to a Champions League hat-trick.
The news circulating in the media today is that Zidane is one of the candidates to replace Mauricio Pochettino as coach of Paris Saint-Germain.
However, the former France National Team midfielder has confirmed that he intends to return to management in the near future in an interview with Telefoot.
Asked if he could still bring something into the game, the French legend laughed and replied: “Yes. I have a lot [sisa untuk diberikan], or at least something. I want to continue on this path,” he said, as reported by Goal.
“I want to continue, I still have this flame, this is my passion, football. I [hampir] 50 years old, satisfied, I’m happy, that’s the most important thing.”
Zidane is rumored to be replacing PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino after positive talks with the Ligue 1 side earlier this month. However, Zidane’s chances of taking over at the Parc des Princes seem to be over.
PSG’s search for a new coach has taken a different turn as they are now in talks to sign Christophe Galtier from Nice instead.
The French giants will sack coach Pochettino in the near future and they will recruit the coach who led Lille to the Ligue 1 title in the 2020-2021 season.
Zidane was also one of the candidates to become coach of the French National Team when Didier Deschamps left his post.
Deschamps’ contract at Les Bleus runs out after the World Cup in Qatar at the end of this year and it is currently unclear whether he will sign a contract extension after the tournament.