Zinédine Zidane, who turns 50 on Thursday, a “want to come full circle with the France team” by becoming “one day” he reaffirmed in an interview granted to the selection The Teamwhere he judges the PSG option “not relevant”without “say never” at the Parisian club.
“Closing the loop with the France team”
In this river interview carried out at the beginning of May and published Thursday on the occasion of his 50th birthday, the icon of French football looks back on his career as a player and coach, his most beautiful emotions and his plans for the future, confirming his wish to be coach of the Blues, “the most beautiful has chosen who 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”declares Zidane in the columns of the sports daily.
“It’s the pinnacle. And so, as I experienced that and today I’m a coach, the France team is firmly anchored in my head”said the former captain of the Blues.
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 objectives. But if the opportunity arises then, then I will be there”slip “Zizou”.
“There are not fifty clubs where I can go”
Triple winner of the Champions League on the bench of Real Madrid (2016, 2017, 2018) and today in search of a new challenge, “ZZ” ensures that he wants “keep training”.
And if he judges the track leading to PSG “not relevant”while the Parisian president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi himself ruled out this hypothesis mentioned in the press on Tuesday, the native of Marseille does not rule out one day sitting on the bench of the capital club, great rival of the Om.
“Never say never. Especially when you are a coach today. But the question is moot. It is absolutely not relevant”he decided. “Coach, there are not fifty clubs where I can go”he argues.
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 institution”.
“Why not be in a project in which I myself am the leader”he explains, without ruling out the idea of presiding over a club: “Everything is open.”