Zinedine Zidane has confirmed he wants to get back into management amid rumors of interest from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). The Ligue1 side reportedly want the former Real Madrid coach this summer, with Mauricio Pochettino making way.
Zidane has been without a club since leaving Real Madrid in 2021. He has been linked with several clubs, including Manchester United, but has not penned a contract anywhere
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While speaking to Telefoot, Zidane admitted that he wants to return to management soon but has not hinted at the possible destination. He was quoted by GOAL saying:
“Yes. I have a lot [left to give], or at least something. I want to continue along this path. I want to continue, I still have this flame, it’s my passion, football. I’m [almost] 50 years old, fulfilled, I’m happy, that’s the most important thing.”
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A source close to Zidane spoke with L’Equipe [via Marca] last year and confirmed that the Frenchman was not done as a manager.
"No sé si fue el mejor gol de mi carrera, pero sí uno de los más importantes. Hasta ese momento había ganado todo y me faltaba la Champions. Poder marcar en una final fue bonito, pero hacerlo de aquella manera fue mágico".
✍️Zinedine Zidane, en Telefoot.pic.twitter.com/4wkB1HYG9s
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He left Real Madrid for the second time but did not sign for any club despite rumors. The source was quoted saying:
“Football is no longer a question of money for [Zidane], it is about heart. And there will always be four places that he will have a preference for Bordeaux, Juventus, Real Madrid, and the France national team.”
When quizzed about why the Frenchman left his role at the Santiago Bernabeu, the source added:
“When he was Real Madrid coach, and even more during his second spell with [the impact of] COVID-19, Zidane lived almost solely for the club. He would get up every day at 6am to be at Valdebebas at 7:30am, and he was there until 7pm. He had the same lifestyle when he was a player.”
“He will let time and events follow their course, he doesn’t want to put pressure on anything. All his relatives know that [the role of France coach] will be his next challenge. He doesn’t want to immerse himself again in the life of a club.”
PSG are reportedly keen to bring Zidane to the club as their new manager this summer