Zinedine Zidane is expecting a coaching job in England and an opportunity from Paris Saint-German will “most likely” be available next summer, but the former Real Madrid coach says he’s focused on personal development at the moment.
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Regarded as one of the world’s best coaches for his exploits with Madrid, Zizou hopes to acquire more training that will enable him perform better at the highest level.
Zidane rejected a job offer in the United Arab Emirates despite the mouth-watering 15m per year wages. He believes a job in England, particularly with Manchester United, would be ideal.
According to Calciomercato, the former Les Blues captain and World Cup winner, is taking his time for the perfect job. Becoming a club director at Juventus isn’t in his plans. He desires to coach top-level teams in different leagues and win titles in several countries, especially a Champions League trophy.
Zidane has reportedly received calls and messages from Juventus fans regarding speculations that he will assume reins of power at the Italian club. “Marotta is gone, so are you joining Juventus?” read one of the messages.
Zidane played for Real Madrid and won trophies with the club as a player and coach. He also had stints with Juventus, and with the crop of players in Turin, including his former player Cristiano Ronaldo, football pundits believe the Frenchman will be successful in Italy.
Many Bianconeri supporters are asking for Zidane’s input as a football director instead of the coaching role in their expectation and preparation for a Champions League trophy.
However, the sports news outlet adds that Zidane has never considered a change of role, adding that tipsters close to the professional football coach said no direct proposal has been received at the moment. The 46-year-old reportedly has direct contact with Andrea Agnelli, Chairman of Juventus FC, but there are no discussions on the Juventus job yet.
While Juventus will willingly accept Zidane as part of the team, Massimiliano Allegri, current coach at the Italian club since 2014, will “most likely” kick against it in protection of the Old Lady’s football management model.