Info RMC Sport – Courted by the highest officials of Qatar for the post of coach of Paris Saint-Germain to replace Mauricio Pochettino, Zinédine Zidane will not sit on the Parisian bench this time. But everything remains open for the future. His main objective is to become coach of the France team.
It’s the end of a suspense that will have lasted several weeks and will have strongly shaken the middle of French and European football. Very courted by the highest officials of Qatar for the post of coach of Paris Saint-Germain and to replace Mauricio Pochettino, whose departure should be announced in the coming hours, Zinédine Zidane will not sit on the Parisian bench this time -this.
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But everything remains open for the future. Despite the barely concealed dream of the owners of the club in the French capital and their desire to offer Zizou a great deal of leeway in the overall management of the sportsman, the former Real coach ultimately remained on his main objective, which has been driving him since the very moment he became a coach: the France team.
The former captain of the Blues does not want to prejudge the future of Didier Deschamps in any way but, in the event that the French coach decides to put an end to his mission at the end of the World Cup in Qatar, Zidane would obviously be candidate for the position. And necessarily the main favorite to succeed his ex-partner of the world champion team.
Paris maybe one day, but not right away
Asked about this on Saturday, Noël le Graët, the president of the French Football Federation, preferred to kick in touch but everyone knows that he thinks of Zidane as the natural candidate for a possible succession at the head of the Blues. Zizou will also be present on Monday in Marrakech for a reunion with all the other world champions of 1998. Zidane, who won three Champions Leagues in a row with Real (2016, 2017, 2018), has never hidden his desire to direct the selection of his heart.
Especially when he was in Madrid he said it was “logical” that a former French player turned coach would aspire with emotion to such a position. While he will celebrate his 50th birthday in a few days (June 23), Zizou believes that he still has a lot to do in his new job and does not close the door at all to PSG, which he considers a great club with great players. Paris maybe one day… but not right away!