Mercato: After PSG, Zidane made his choice for his return

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Mercato: After PSG, Zidane made his choice for his return

Posted on September 9, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. by Bernard Colas

Free since leaving Real Madrid in June 2021, Zinedine Zidane has had no shortage of opportunities to bounce back, notably being PSG’s top priority to replace Mauricio Pochettino. However, the Frenchman never responded favorably to the requests, while his name circulated again to succeed Thomas Tuchel. A position justified by his desire to take the reins of the France team.

After announcing the departure of Thomas Tuchel this Wednesday morning to everyone’s surprise, chelsea did not take long to identify his successor. The London formation formalized the day after the ousting of the German the appointment on the bench of Graham Pottertherefore leaving his functions at Brighton. A decision quickly taken by the American owner Todd Boehlyand this while other names had circulated, including those of Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane. However, the trail leading to the former playmaker of the Blues has never been relevant.

Chelsea wouldn’t even have tried their luck with Zidane

In effect, OK Diario explain that chelsea did not draw any offer to try to convince Zinedine Zidane to accept the position, an option that would have attracted Todd Boehly. The Spanish media ensures that Zidane has already informed several behemoths of First League last summer that he had no intention of landing in England. On the one hand, the former coach of the Real Madrid is not at ease with the language and does not imagine arriving at a club without having the assurance of being able to direct its players correctly.  » Some conditions make things more difficult. When people say to me: “Do you want to go to Manchester?” I understand English but I do not master it completely. I know there are coaches who go to clubs without speaking the language. But I work differentlyrecognized Zidane in an interview with the team in June. To win, many elements come into play. It’s a global context. Me, I know what I need to win. So, of course, you can’t win, but I know you need at least this, this and this (he supports his remarks with his hand). And I want to put everything on my side to optimize the victory. »

PSG, Manchester… Zidane wants the Blues, and nothing else

On the other hand, OK Diario reminds that Zinedine Zidane has a specific plan in mind for the rest of his career, namely to lead theFrench team. Priority of PSG for after-Pochettino as revealed to you by and in the sights of Manchester United these last months, Zinedine Zidane reportedly failed both clubs, not wanting to hear of any offers until Didier The fields did not clarify his future. The current coach of Blues is under contract until the end of the year and should clarify his situation after the World Cup in Qatar. Now is not the time to Zidane to resume service immediately.

« If the opportunity comes next, then I’ll be there »

 » I will be, I hope, one day. When ? It’s not up to meconfessed a few months ago Zinedine Zidane in The Team about the position of coach. But I want to come full circle with the France team. I knew this France team as a player. And it’s the best thing that ever happened to me! « . It remains to be seen now if the place will become available at the start of 2023, or if Didier The fields will rise again at the head of theFrench teamwhile he still has the confidence of Noel Le Graetpresident of the FFF. «  If it has to happen, it will happen, then or not. When I say that I want to take the France team one day, I assume it. Today, a team is in place. with its goals. But if the opportunity comes next, then I’ll be there. “And the Marseillais intends to remain on the lookout for the slightest opening for the job of his dreams.

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