Former Real Madrid Star Zinedine Zidane Has Set His Criteria For His Next Club
Zidane has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid last summer, on the back of two successful spells with the club.
The Frenchman won three Champions League titles at the Santiago Bernabeu, restoring Real Madrid’s European dominance.
Zidane has intentionally taken a break from football after a busy few years in Spain, and he has yet to make any moves towards a return.
There have been links, with Manchester United and PSG both tipped as potential options.
But if the former midfielder is to return, any interested club must fit his criteria, with Zidane only willing to return to certain clubs.
On his 50th birthday, Zidane gave an interview with L’Equipe via Diario AS.
“Continue training. I still want to do it, "he said. “And then why not be in a project in which I myself am the leader?"
“President of a club or manager of a company, for example." I have already started with the Z5 Group, which we started as a family, especially with my brothers Farid, Nordine, and James, and my sister Lila.
“But we are not there yet. I would like to do a project with people I like, who are competent and trustworthy. In life you have to know how to surround yourself with good people.”
One of the most intense yet realistic links has been between Zidane and PSG, given it would give the former superstar the chance to return to France.
UCL: UEFA includes 7 Liverpool players, Man City trio, Real Madrid star in all-star XI
Seven Liverpool players, three Manchester City players, and three Real Madrid players were named to UEFA's Champions League all-star XI for this week on Thursday.Following the conclusion of the semi-final first-leg matches, UEFA published the Champions League team on its website on Thursday.During the last four first-leg ties, Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kevin De Bruyne, and Karim Benzema, among others, shone for their respective teams.Below is the UEFA...
PSG: Arsenal’s ex-manager to join Zidane at club
Arsene Wenger, the former Arsenal manager, is expected to join Zinedine Zidane at Paris Saint-Germain.PSG are set to part ways with current manager Mauricio Pochettino and sporting director Leonardo, according to FootMercato (via El Nacional).Wenger will be in charge of sports management at the Parc des Princes, while Zidane will take over as manager of the French Ligue 1 giants.Meanwhile, Real Madrid reportedly sought to sign Wenger multiple times, but the Frenchma...
£89m Man United star set for medicals, 4-year deal at new club
The French midfielder, Paul Pogba, is set to have his medical with Juventus on Saturday.The midfielder is also set to sign a four-year contract with his former club.The player left Manchester United at the end of last season and became a free agent on July 1.The France World Cup winner returned to Manchester United in 2016 for a then world-record £89 million fee, joining from Juventus.And now, the midfielder has gone back to Italy to rejoin the Old Lady, according t...
Download Naijacrawl App today
Fastest way to read on the go
Download the Naijacrawl App.