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France team: Didier Deschamps extended, what future for Zinedine Zidane?


With the extension of the coach's contract until 2026, the question of the future of Zinedine Zidane is more than topical.

Since last October 24, no sound, no picture and total radio silence.

Present in Paris on the occasion of his third entry into the Grévin museum, Zinédine Zidane had assured that day that he would be "


" back on the bench and many already thought of finding him at the head of the Blues at the end. of the World Cup.


This Saturday, Didier Deschamps was extended until July 2026 and will be, barring a disaster during Euro 2024, in charge of the France team during the World Cup scheduled in just under four years in the United States, in Canada and Mexico.

Without a club since the summer of 2021 and eager to take charge of the French selection, "


" will have to wait several more years before satisfying his ultimate dream.

Asked about this desire to lead the Blues last June in the columns of


on the occasion of his 50th birthday, Zizou had not turned around.

For a media release observed and not very appreciated by the current French staff.

“I want to, of course

, breathed the triple winner of the Champions League on the bench of Real Madrid.

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.

I knew this France team as a player.

And that's the best thing that ever happened to me!

But really !

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.

After Deschamps?

I do not know.

If it has to happen, it will happen, then or not.

When I say that I want to take the France team one day, I assume it.

Today, a team is in place.

with its goals.

But if the opportunity comes next, then I'll be there.

Again, it's not up to me.

My deep desire is there


A desire that he will have to wait for several more years.

Forced and Forced.

Brazil makes eyes at him

Didier Deschamps' contract extension changes everything.

After having refused many challenges to be available in the event of the departure of his former teammate from the Blues, Zidane now has the obligation to find a new challenge.

His name was whispered in Brazil to take charge of the selection eliminated in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Qatar.

On paper, the project makes all football fans fantasize and even in Brazil, the idea has found a positive echo.

It must be said that having Zidane at the head of the Seleçao, Deschamps with France and why not Henry with the Belgians, would be an XXL advertisement for French football and the 1998 world champions. In a few weeks, at the very most, everything will be clearer.

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Juventus, Real Madrid, Paris SG … Zidane's name will shake the transfer window

Another possibility for the former Real Madrid coach: to take over a club.

He is not inclined to coach in England, for family reasons and because he does not speak the language.

His name is also advanced in Italy at Juventus Turin, but Massimiliano Allegri is still in office.

The challenge of the Old Lady is not the most attractive of the moment either.

In Madrid, a return is whispered but Carlo Ancelotti has a contract until June 2024. In France?

His profile fits Paris SG perfectly, his proximity to Qatar (he had been one of the ambassadors of the gas state's bid for the 2022 World Cup) pleads in his favor but Christophe Galtier is also in office. until 2024.

A possible elimination of the Parisians in the knockout stages of the Champions League against Bayern Munich could also turn everything upside down.

It remains to make the right choice with a challenge at the height of the man.

To win, again and again.

Zidane like Deschamps, even if they hardly like each other, are made of the same cement at this level.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-01-07

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