The final decision on the Les Bleus bench puts Zidane back on track for other… jobs. And to explain what Lionel Charbonnier thinks about, who described the situation at this moment.
With Didier Deschamps’ contract renewal, one of the most popular soap operas on the coaching market ends, the one that Zinedine Zidane wanted to succeed his former captain. And now, what happens to Zizou? The Frenchman still hasn’t found a bench after his second farewell to Real Madrid, but the final decision on that of Les Bleus puts him back on track for other… jobs. And to explain what Lionel Charbonnier thinks about. The former goalkeeper, 1998 world champion together with Zizou, intervened in Jerome Rothen’s famous radio show and described the situation at the moment.
“Personal ties are needed to coach”
“His desire is to return to coaching. If he hasn’t coached so far it was to aim for the French national team. But now should he wait three and a half years? Five years without coaching are too many, it can’t be done.” Therefore, after Deschamps’ confirmation, Zizou becomes available again. But for whom? Charbonnier explains who…can’t dream of it: Paris Saint-Germain will hardly be the French coach’s new team… “If you leave Real Madrid you have to find a team at that height, like PSG. But he from PSG told me that to coach you need personal ties.” Wonderful news… for Juventus, because if there’s another club besides Real that really has strong ties with Zizou it’s the black and white one…
And the nationals?
Unless Zidane remains of the idea of coaching a national team. Charbonnier considers the possibility that the Frenchman ends up coaching the Brazil that he punished twice in the 1998 final. “The Brazilians would be very happy to have a coach like him, who wants to leave his mark on football. Indeed, the Brazilians think that Zidane is more Brazilian than French. In England, on the other hand, I don’t see him, because he doesn’t speak English”. Emmanuel Petit also speaks about the possible national teams. “He has to get back on the market, but there aren’t too many teams that can attract him, both at club and national level. Maybe Belgium could be of interest to him, but why not a Maghreb country like Algeria?”. In any case, Zizou’s return seems to be near…
January 14, 2023 (change January 14, 2023 | 10:58 am)
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