Football: What will be the future of Zinedine Zidane after the extension of Didier Deschamps at the head of the French team?
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This Saturday, January 7, Didier Deschamps signed an extension as France coach until 2026. So Zinedine Zidane sees his hopes of joining the Blues all but gone. What are the variants of the French legend?
“Of course I want to. I will be one day, I hope. When? It doesn’t depend on me. But I want to come full circle with the French national team,” Zinedin said. Zidane during an interview with the team on the occasion of the 50th anniversary last June. The 1998 world champion was perhaps hoping to take the place of Didier Deschamps, who was at the head of the French national team at that time after the World Cup in Qatar.
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Former international footballer and sports consultant Christophe Dugarry recently told RMC: “As a football fan and as a French team, I want to see something else, another football. So I want to see Zizou. Coach France.” That wish will not be granted immediately, as Didier Deschamps announced that he has extended his tenure at the helm of the Blues until 2026 during the FFF’s federal meeting in Paris this Saturday.
PSG or Juventus?
Zidane’s return to coaching is eagerly awaited, could it happen at the Paris club? For the foreseeable future, this appears to be compromised. PSG head coach Christophe Gaultier has a contract with the club until at least 2024. However, last summer, the former number 10 player of the French team saw the doors of the current champion of Ligue 1. Since Mauricio Pochettino left the club, PSG leaders held talks with Zidane. with a view to signing him as a coach. The latter preferred to reject the offer, hoping to join the French team in a short time.
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Turin “Juventus” could also be an option for the former striker. His former club from 1996-2001 may be interested in the arrival of Zinedine Zidane as a coach. A possibility that does not displease the interested party, who announced in April 2021: “Italy is in my heart, I spent five years in Turin and Juventus is still important to me. We will see.” Again, Italian Massimiliano Allegri currently holds the seat.
Return to Real?
Dream or reality? Can Zidane return to “Real”? Carlo Ancelotti will hold this position until 2024. However, some fans are still hoping to see the Frenchman return to the Spanish capital. It should be noted that Zidane allowed Madrid to win three consecutive victories in the Champions League and two victories in the Spanish Championship. However, he appeared tired, so it seems unlikely that he will return to “Real”.
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Somewhere in Brazil?
The Seleção may also be interested in the French legend. Can Zidane move to the Brazilian national team? According to L’Equipe, the Federation appeared to be interested in Zidane replacing Tite, who was sacked after the Brazilians were eliminated in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Former OL midfielder and sporting director Juninho told RMC on Friday: “Football is a democratic sport. Anyone can participate, even if a coach from your country who knows local football is a priority. But even if you don’t do it today. Unanimous in Brazil there is no name, why not look away? I see Zidane as the perfect coach for Brazil.” So the options for the former World Champion do not seem limited and it should not be long before he returns to the coaching bench.
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