Real Madrid have officially confirmed the departure of Zinedine Zidane. One year from the end of his contract, the French technician decided to say stop. This is the second time in his coaching career that he has left the Merengue club while he is still contractually bound. In 2018, the French coach had cut. This summer, the situation looks different. According to information from the Cadena COPE, on the sidelines of the announcement of his departure, ZZ told his now former players that he wanted to train next season.
For a long time, it was thought that Juventus, where he played as a player, could welcome him to start a new cycle after the relative failure of Andrea Pirlo (4th in Serie A, winner of the Italian Cup and Supercup ). Yes, but here it is, the Old Lady has come to an agreement with another ex, Massimiliano Allegri, as announced by the Italian media. Often, too, one, the president of the French Football Federation Noël Le Graët the first, announces Zizou as the designated successor of Didier Deschamps at the head of the France team.
Some exciting projects
But the current coach is under contract until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and, apart from a terrible fiasco of the Blues during Euro 2020, it seems very unlikely to see him take the door. What options does he have left? There are vacancies in some clubs qualified for the next Champions League, a competition he has won three times, in Lille and Inter in particular, after the respective departures of Christophe Galtier and Antonio Conte. FC Barcelona is openly looking for a successor to Ronald Koeman, even if it seems completely crazy to imagine the Marseillais, so marked by Real, on the Blaugrana bench.
Olympique Lyonnais in Ligue 1 or Tottenham in the Premier League are projects that could potentially thrill him, OGC Nice, where his former partner in Blue Patrick Vieira recently officiated, to a lesser extent. Very attached to the Girondins de Bordeaux, where he played and where he almost started his coaching career, would he consider joining an ambitious recovery project? The wildest rumors already send him on the bench of Paris SG, a few hours after the revelations of the English press about the ill-being of Mauricio Pochettino in the capital. The candidates are likely to multiply in the coming weeks. The 1998 world champion will liven up the gazettes for a long time.