Announced very close to PSG in early June, Zinedine Zidane would not be for nothing in the rumor that ignited the world of football.
Nasser Al-Khelaïfi has repeated it over and over again in recent weeks: despite the many rumors that announced advanced contacts between PSG and Zinedine Zidane, there was never any question for the capital club to make world champion 98 the successor of Mauricio Pochettino. ” ” I never spoke with Zidane. I love the player and the coach, I have all the respect for him but we never spoke with him. Christopher Galtier was our #1 option from day one. I am very proud and very happy. I hope this will be the last question on this topic. “, he thus launched during the press conference of presentation of Christophe Galtier.
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The president of PSG appeared quite annoyed. It was probably even more so on June 10, when the rumor of Zinedine Zidane’s arrival at the Rouge et Bleu set social networks ablaze. A rumor launched on the airwaves of Europe 1 by and taken up en masse, in France as in Spain. ” Two sources confirm that an agreement has been reached between Zinédine Zidane and Paris Saint-Germain for the former French star to become PSG’s new coach in the coming days. Zinedine Zidane who is on his way or who is already apparently in Qatar to settle the final details of this contract which is not yet signed “, announced Jean-François Péres, the head of the sports department of the radio of the Lagardère group.
ZZ wanted to put pressure on the FFF
For a few hours, the arrival of the native of Marseille at the head of the club of the capital seems acquired. The confirmations follow one another until the denial of Alain Migliaccio, historical agent of the tricolor technician. PSG remained impassive. There is no doubt that Nasser Al-Khelaïfi had a bad experience of the episode. Because according to Le Parisien, the champions of France were used by Zinedine Zidane and his entourage. The Zidane clan would indeed have been at the origin of this rumor. The goal? Put pressure on the French Football Federation and its president, Noël Le Graët.
As he confided in a long interview with L’Equipe, Zinedine Zidane dreams of taking the reins of the France team. But despite ten years at the head of the Blues, Didier Deschamps does not seem ready to leave the helm and would thus intend to continue until Euro 2024. By pretending that he refused PSG and its pharaonic project, the former leader game would have liked to remember the good memories of the FFF and give even more weight to his candidacy.
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