Former France, Real Madrid, and Juventus star Zinedine Zidane is set to manage 2021-22 Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain as per multiple reports. The Frenchman is set to take over the reins from Mauricio Pochettino in the 2022-23 season. Zizou has previously managed Real Madrid and won has won 11 trophies as a manager with two La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues.
As reported by a French Media outlet claimed, “THE HUGE BOMB OF THE DAY! PSG and Zidane are close to an agreement according to information from RMC Sport. While Pochettino’s departure has not yet been finalized, discussions should continue for several more days before a final signing of the French coach.” Similarly, French radio station Europe 1 also reported the news on Friday without citing any source.
💣 ⏳ L'ÉNORME BOMBE DU JOUR ! Le PSG et Zidane sont proches d'un accord selon les informations de RMC Sport. Alors que le départ de Pochettino n’est pas encore acté, les discussions devraient se poursuivre encore plusieurs jours avant une signature définitive du coach français.
— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) June 10, 2022
Addressing these reports, France President Emmanuel Macron also talked about how he would love to see Zidane manage the biggest French Club – PSG. Macron played a crucial role in convincing forward Kylian Mbbape to stay with the Les Parisiens.
While speaking to RMC Sport, he talked about how he has huge admiration for Zidane as a player and a manager. He said, “I was able to speak with Kylian Mbappe, but he makes his choice in his conscience. “He has shown it, he is very mature, he is building his career and his commitment with a lot of sense of responsibility.
“I haven’t spoken to Zinedine Zidane, but I have immense admiration for him, the player, the coach. We really want to have, in the French championship, an athlete and coach of this talent who has been able to bring back three major cups that we covet a lot for our clubs,” Macron continued.
“I wish for the influence of the French championship and for France that he comes back and that he comes to train a big French club, it would be great. It’s my role to say that France is a great nation of sport and football, that there are great audiences who love this sport. It is important to us that the best [are here].”