During an interview with L’Equipe on Thursday, Zinédine Zidane did not rule out the idea of coaching PSG one day. And gave indications on his desires as a technician.
This Thursday, Zinédine Zidane will celebrate his 50th birthday. The opportunity for the daily L’Equipe to publish a special edition on the career of the 1998 world champion, with even the name of the newspaper temporarily replaced by that of the idol of a whole generation of footballers. At the heart of this publication is an interview with the former Real Madrid coach, in which he discusses several current topics. Like the possibility one day of training PSG.
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Born in Marseille, Zidane has never attended OM, either as a player or as a coach. But its name is inevitably associated with the Marseille city. Could he one day become the coach of PSG? “You should never say never, he assumes. Especially when you are a coach today. When I was a player, I had the choice, almost all the clubs. Coach, there are not fifty clubs where I can go. There are two or three possibilities. […] If I go back to a club, it’s to win. I say this with all modesty. That’s why I can’t go anywhere.”
Zidane doesn’t see himself coaching the Premier League
And the possibilities seem to be limited in a club, between his desire to lead a team capable of aiming very high and that of perfectly mastering the language of the country in which he plays. “Language for example. Certain conditions make things more difficult… When people say to me: ‘Do you want to go to Manchester?’ I understand English but I don’t fully master it. I know that there are coaches who go to clubs without speaking the language. But I work differently. To win, many elements come into play It’s a global context. I know what I need to win,” he told L’Equipe.
But while waiting for a new club challenge, Zizou has his sights set on the France team. A desire to lead the Blues one day which finally made him give up the Parisian opportunity, so as not to miss the opportunity in the event of an opening after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (November 21-December 18). “I want to (to be a coach), of course. I will be, I hope, one day. When? It does not depend on me. But I want to come full circle with the team. of France”, reaffirms ZZ. With the viewfinder at the start of 2023?