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Paris (AFP) – Zinédine Zidane, who is celebrating her 50th birthday on Thursday June 23, 2022, “wants to come full circle with the France team” by becoming coach “one day”, he reaffirmed in an interview with The Teamwhere he judges the PSG option “ no news “, without ” say never at the Parisian club.
In this river interview conducted 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 thing that 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 am a coach, the France team is firmly rooted in my head. “, says 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 goals. But if the opportunity comes next, then I’ll be there », Slides « Zizou ».
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 to ” keep training ».
And if he judges the track leading to PSG “ no news “, while the Parisian president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi himself dismissed this hypothesis on Tuesday mentioned in the press, 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. This is absolutely irrelevant “, he decided. ” Coach, there ain’t fifty clubs I can go to “, 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 ” 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. »