Courted by PSG, the 2018 world champion will ultimately not come to the capital. Long questioned, he confided in his future.
Zinedine Zidane doesn’t give many interviews. So when he decides to confide for a long time in The Team as part of its 50th anniversary, we listen to the Ballon d’Or 1998. And that’s good because ZZ has been talking a lot about him in recent days. Especially on the side of Paris. Announced as one of the priority targets of the Emir of Qatar, the former midfielder had nevertheless ceased to be sent to the side of the Porte d’Auteuil from the first quarter of 2022. And then, the Last June 10, a rumor set the media in motion: Zidane would be close to PSG.
Information? Intox intended to move the FFF? Still, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi publicly indicated earlier in the week that the reigning French champions had chosen another option for the succession of Mauricio Pochettino, Christophe Galtier. “We chose another option than Zidane. We have chosen a coach who will be the best for what we want to put in place. I love Zidane, he was a fantastic player, of incredible class. An exceptional coach too with three Champions Leagues. But I’ll tell you one thing: we never spoke with him, neither directly nor indirectly. »
He does not say no to PSG
Asked about his future, Zidane took advantage of this forum offered by the sports daily to dot the i’s, saying he wanted to “keep training”. And it was about the Blues. The one who defended the tunic of the national team so well did absolutely not hide and let it be known that he is very hot to take control. “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. I knew this French team as a player. And that’s the best thing that ever happened to me! (He puts his hand on his heart.) But really! 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. […] I don’t know (when, editor’s note). 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. Again, it’s not up to me. My deep desire is there. The France team is the most beautiful thing there is.”thus launched the tricolor legend.
Then, inevitably, a question about Paris Saint-Germain, who tried to attract him to their ranks to become their coach this summer. Will he coach Paris Saint-Germain? ” Never say never. Especially when you are a coach today. When I was a player, I had the choice, almost all the clubs. Coach, there aren’t fifty clubs I can go to. 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.”, he replied, thus opening the door to the club of the capital. The Parisian leaders are therefore warned: the door is open in the near future, even if, inevitably, everyone wants Galtier to stay for a long time since that will mean that the coach who has not yet been officially appointed will have obtained good results….