Zinedine Zidane was still in the sights of Paris Saint-Germain. According to our information, the former coach of Real Madrid has been asked in recent weeks by the club of the capital to take over from Christophe Galtier, landed on Tuesday. But he refused to take on the coaching job for next season.
Coincidentally, the 1998 world champion was present in Paris on Wednesday for an event of the ELA association, of which he is an ambassador. He was also questioned about his future by one of the children present in the assembly, in a sequence spotted by RMC Sport. "What is your professional project in the coming months?" he asked. A question that surprised Zinedine Zidane, who addressed him a "Do you work for which newspaper?" in return. "You surprise me with your question! Me, for the moment, I have not planned anything, "he finally replied, all smiles.
Negotiations started with Julian Nagelsmann
The desire to bring the 1998 Ballon d'Or to the Paris bench, who was also ambassador of the last World Cup in Qatar, is not new. In the autumn of 2021, we revealed that a meeting between Zinedine Zidane and among others Leonardo, the sporting director, and Jean-Claude Blanc, general manager of the club, had taken place at the Royal Monceau, a Parisian palace. Negotiations had been initiated but had finally been successful, Zidane still hoping at that time to take over from Didier Deschamps at the head of the Blues. A hope dashed with the contract extension of "DD" last January.
Since then, the leaders of Paris Saint-Germain have explored new avenues and have approached Julian Nagelsmann, the former coach of Bayern Munich. As we indicated this Thursday morning, a meeting was organized this Tuesday in Paris bringing together Luis Campos and a representative of the 35-year-old German technician. Together, they discussed the contours of a future collaboration.
However, Luis Enrique, former coach of FC Barcelona and coach of Spain, as well as Xabi Alonso, current coach of Bayer Leverkusen, are still among the tracks closely followed by the club. The exchanges are ongoing.