Happy birthday Zidane. The football legend is indeed 50 years old this Thursday. The opportunity is therefore perfect for him to look back on his career but above all to give indications on his future. And on this last point, the icon of French football affirms in the team Above all, to “envy” the French team by becoming a coach “one day”. An interview in which he also judges the PSG option “not relevant”.
In this river interview conducted in early May, Zidane believes that being coach of the Blues is “the most beautiful thing there is”. “I want to, of course. I will be, I hope, one day. When ? It’s not up to me. But I want to come full circle with the France team. “It’s the pinnacle. And so, as I experienced that and today I am a coach, the France team is firmly rooted in my head, ”said the former captain of the Blues.
Waiting for after the World Cup
The 1998 world champion and European champion in 2000 will at least have to wait until after the World Cup in Qatar (November 21-December 18), while the contract of current coach Didier Deschamps runs until the end of 2022 and that an extension remains possible. “Today, a team is in place. with its goals. But if the opportunity arises then, then I will be there”, slips “Zizou”.
Triple winner of the Champions League on the bench of Real Madrid (2016, 2017, 2018) and today in search of a new challenge, “ZZ” says he wants to “continue to train”. And if he judges the track leading to PSG “not relevant”, while the Parisian president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi himself dismissed this hypothesis on Tuesday mentioned in the press, the native of Marseille does not exclude s one day sit on the bench of the capital club, OM’s great rival.
” Never say never. Especially when you are a coach today. But the question is moot. This is absolutely not relevant, ”he said. “Coach, there are not fifty clubs where I can go,” he argues.
In ten years ? “Everything is open”
In ten years, Zidane, already involved with his family in his Z5 sports complex business, can well imagine himself in other functions, at the head of “a structure or an institution”. “Why not be in a project in which I myself am the leader”, he explains, without ruling out the idea of chairing a club: “Everything is open”. In the meantime, the French Football Federation knows what gift to give him.