Before the appointment of Christophe Galtier as PSG coach, the arrival of Zinédine Zidane had been announced by several media in France and Spain. It was a month ago.
Friday, June 10, 2022 will be remembered. While theFrench team of Didier Deschamps was preparing to play a match against Austria, an agreement in principle between Zinedine Zidane and the PSG was announced by some media. Europe 1, which generally has very little exclusive information compared to its competitors RMC and RTL, dropped this bomb at the end of the morning, taken up by all the international press.
The radio of the Lagardère group was then certain of his coup. Jean-François Péres, the head of the media’s sports department, launched live: ” Two sources confirm that an agreement has been reached between Zinedine 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 “.
Two “categorical” sources
The journalist from Marseille will only have specified that, ” on the side of Zinedine Zidane’s entourage, for the moment, we refuse to confirm this information, but the two sources we have are categorical, the agreement has been reached between Zidane and PSG “. A sensational scoop, taken up by World Deportivo in Spain, which obviously inflamed the Parisian supporters, already unleashed by the surprise extension of PSG the month before.
But “Zizou” obviously never arrived on the bench of the Red and Blue. If the 98 world champion was Qatar’s priority objective for the coaching position in place of Mauricio Pochettino, the ex-Real Madrid coach would have declined the offer several times. And his last refusal obviously resulted in this false “agreement in principle”. Behind the scenes, Luis Campos, the new boss of the PSG sportsman, was then able to finalize the arrival of Christopher Galtier.