The position of the Real Madrid coach comes after the president of the French Football Federation (FFF) has appointed him as Didier Deschamps’ preferred successor
Amid an uncertain future in the Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane may be close to saying goodbye to the meringue club. And the 48-year-old multi-champion coach admitted the possibility of taking over France selection in the future. Its positioning occurs after the president of the French Football Federation (FFF) appoint you as a preferred successor to Didier Deschamps. Real Madrid are not in a good phase, which only fueled speculation about Zidane leaving the team in recent weeks. In the Spanish Championship, the team is eight points behind leaders Atlético de Madrid. In addition, he suffered recent defeats and eliminations: for Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey and for Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup.
Zidane’s future is quite uncertain. If on the one hand it reaffirms its focus on directing the meringues, on the other hand it does not guarantee its permanence for the next season. “My relationship with Noel Le Graet (president of the FFF) is good,” he said. “We have known each other since 1998,” said the coach in an interview this Saturday, the eve of the game with Valencia. “It may be the goal one day,” said Zidane about taking over the French team. “I said before, when I started training 10 years ago, that this is something that could be a possibility any day. Now, I’m here ”, he insisted on emphasizing. “I’m enjoying what I’m doing here. In the future we will see, you never know. But my mind is on Real Madrid’s day-to-day ”.
President of the French football governing body, Le Graet has recently declared that the current Real Madrid commander is his favorite to take over the national team and current world champion. “If Didier (Deschamps) leaves and I remain here, the first person I would see would be Zidane,” said the manager, who has been in office since 2011. “I have a good relationship with him”, he emphasized.
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