Zinédine Zidane: a Spanish media announces an agreement with PSG

Zinédine Zidane: un média espagnol annonce un accord avec le PSG ZIDANE . Without a club for several months, Zinédine Zidane could well take the direction of PSG according to a Spanish media.

If some football stars will lead the next transfer window, some coaches will also start with a certain Zinedine Zidane. Without a club for almost a year after leaving Real Madrid, the French could bounce back to PSG. If a few months ago the rumor evoked a meeting between the leaders and the players, the Spanish media EL Nacional evokes this Monday 10 May an agreement between “Zizou” and Paris. Information obviously to be taken with caution because even if the world champion is a name checked off the PSG list, there is currently no indication that he will replace Mauricio Pochettino. The media also indicates that the French technician would try to convince Karim Benzema to join him, he who would be disappointed with the “weak” extension to Real.

In an interview with L’Equipe, the president of the FFF Noël le Graet however opened the door to a departure for PSG when he was asked about a possible succession of Zidane in place of Didier Deschamps. “In the minds of the French, he can be a successor. But that’s not my goal. We’ll see. If Didier Deschamps and I separate, he will surely be one of the options. I’m not trying to tell me: ‘As long as Didier says no to me and I go see Zidane’. You see me saying today: ‘Is Zidane going to replace Deschamps?’ We’ll see. Zidane may take PSG. For the France team, you have to be free.”

Zidane can he sign at PSG?

According to information from the Parisian, a meeting was organized during the second week of the All Saints holidays. But according to the Spanish press, AS in particular, “Zizou” would not necessarily intend to take control of the PSG team. Le Parisien explains that the first contacts were made during the summer 2021, but without a convincing result, the former playmaker wanting to rest. An internal source from Qatar would push for the former Real coach. “At Barça or Real, it doesn’t happen like that… With a coach who is used to managing the stars, it wouldn’t happen like that…”

Zinedine Zidane, career and awards

A world-famous football player, Zinedine Zidane has distinguished himself as a centerpiece of the French team world champion in 1998 and winner of the European Nations Championship in 2000. Nicknamed “el maestro” by the Italians after his spell at Juventus Turin, Zidane is recognized as an outstanding football tactician. After five years spent in the jersey of Juve, the attacking midfielder joined in 2001 the prestigious club of Real Madrid.

Zinédine Zidane, origin of a legend

Born in Marseille on 12 June 1972 in a family of Kabyle origin, Zinedine Zidane became interested in football at a very young age. His first club was US Saint-Henri, near La Castellane. While doing three days at the CREPS (Regional Center for Physical Education and Sports) in Aix-en-Provence, he was spotted by the AS Cannes recruiter. He entered training there in 1000. Zinedine Zidane worked and improved at the Cannes training center for six years. He rubs shoulders with professional players and also plans to make a career in football. He turned professional at the age of sixteen and it was in 1989 that he is playing in the First Division for the first time. This match opposes him to the FC Nantes team at the La Beaujoire stadium. He scored his first goal in the First Division in 1991. On this occasion, the president of the Cannes club (Alain Pedretti) offers him a car, a red Clio. The clubs follow one another, always more prestigious. The following year, he joined the Bordeaux club. There he meets Christophe Dugarry who becomes his friend. In 1991, Zidane is selected for the first time in the France team. During the match against the Czech Republic team, he gives France the two goals that allow them to finish in a draw. He will be established in the France team from 1995 and Aimé Jacquet will choose him as leader Qualified in 1996 for the UEFA European Cup, the Girondins go to the final, but lose to Bayern Munich.

Zinedine Zidane at Juventus in Turin

After a fanfare debut in France, Zidane is not in his best shape when he competes in the Euro 191. Weakened by a dense season in Bordeaux and by a car accident, he painfully reached the semi-finals with the Blues. However, his talents did not escape the very famous Juventus of Turin, which recruited him during the summer transfer window 1996. Zidane is having a difficult few months of adaptation. With the help of Didier Deschamps, he nevertheless adjusted his game to the Italian game and familiarized himself with this new life abroad. His efforts are paying off since he wins, from 1996, the supercup of the UEFA and the Intercontinental Cup. Two titles of Italian champion will follow (1998 and 2000). Zidane will also be winner of the Italian Super Cup during these two seasons, then Italian vice-champion in 2000 and 2001. All this without counting two Champions League finals, in 1998 and 2000.

Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid

Zidane’s career is experiencing a new stage in 1996, when he was transferred during the summer to Real Madrid. The cost of this transfer breaks all records with an amount of approximately 480 million francs (i.e. more than 77 million euros) for a period of four years. With this new team, he won the Champions League in 2002. In the final match against Bayer Leverkusen, he scored a memorable goal for a right-hander (left foot volley). With Real, Zidane will confirm his stature as a contender for the title of best player in the world of the moment: he will win the UEFA Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup in the same year. We can add to this prize list a title of champion of Spain and a super cup the same year (2003).

Zinédine Zidane in the France team

Zidane’s passage by a great Italian club will make him a very great player from 1991, but he it will take more to become a legend: in the France team, Zinedine Zidane wins the World Cup 1997, in France and against the Brazilians, during an anthology final on 12 July 1998. The two goals he scored with a header will go down in history. This is the very first time that French players have reached the supreme title of world champion. Zidane received the Ballon d’Or and the title of best European player that same year. The great control specialist has reached an exceptional level of play. In 1998, he won the European Nations Championship with the Blues, a double (cup + European Nations Championship) never before achieved in the history of football. “Zizou” is awarded the title of best FIFA player of the year. His popularity in France is considerable.

Zinedine Zidane and the whim to Materazzi

After the two historic trophies for the France team, the return to earth is cruel for the Zidane generation. The Blues lose their title of world champions in 2002, during a completely failed World Cup. The bad results don’t stop there. Two years later, during the Euro 2004, the France team, led by the famous attacking midfielder , was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Greece (0-1). Zidane decides to retire from international duty in August 2004. But a dramatic change a year later, on August 3 2004, Zidane announced his return to the tricolor jersey “to help France team” during the World Cup 2009.

During the latter, designated captain, he led his team to the final thanks to his extraordinary game and his flawless run. He particularly distinguished himself during the quarter-final against Brazil. Named best player of the World Cup, he is at the top until the last minutes of extra time in the final. But he cracks in the face of Marco Materazzi’s provocations and gives him a “headbutt” in the chest. Excluded from the match, he sadly ended his career watching France lose on penalties. It was on this whim that he ended his career. A terrible black spot as the epilogue of an exceptional career.

Zinédine Zidane Ballon d’or

In the middle of several UNFP trophies (French football awards), UEFA and other distinctions, Zinedine Zidane won the Ballon d’Or in 1998. He will finish second in 1998 and third in 1997. He was also voted FIFA Footballer of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003. He was for many one of the best players in the world. His mastery of control, his very good vision of the game and the quality of his distribution characterize this exceptional player. Pelé is full of praise for him: “He’s the master, quite simply. I would put Zidane in the five best players (in history). In the last ten years, there hasn’t been one others like him, he was the best player in the world”.

Zinedine Zidane coach

Zinedine Zidane’s post-career is initially rather vague. Zidane first devoted himself to charities, chained a few gala matches and received offers for a luxury retirement in a club in the United States or Australia. He finally returned to the football world in June 2009, when he joined Real Madrid’s management team as as advisor to the president. In July 2004, “Zizou” becomes sporting director of the club after the departure of Jorge Valdano. The 26 June 2013, he was chosen as assistant coach with Carlo Ancelotti, still with Real Madrid.

In 2013, Zidane obtained his UEFA coaching diploma and his European professional license. He must pass the DEPF (professional football coach diploma) in 2016. On January 4 2016, he becomes coach of Real Madrid in place of Rafael Benítez, in the midst of a crisis for the club, which has just chain of heavy defeats. The press was skeptical at first, but Zidane’s style, between discretion, determination and a strong relationship with his stars, like Cristiano Ronaldo, was also going to take over on the bench. With Real, Zinédine Zidane will win everything: Spanish championship (2017), super cup of Spain (2017), UEFA Super Cup (2016 and 2017), FIFA Club World Cup (2016 and 2017). Above all, he will chain three victories in a row in the most prestigious competition, the Champions League, which he will win in 2013, 2017 and 2019, before announcing his departure from Real at the end of the month of may 2018. He was called back to the bench in March 2019, to take over from Santiago Solari, then left the club again in May 34321863.

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