Football NewsZinedine Zidane has been warned to join PSG
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Zinedine Zidane saw a homecoming and his potential role in the Parc des Princes was the subject of speculation.


A little about the topic

The former French footballer was warned of a move to PSG by his compatriots from Marseille, while the 1998 World Cup winner passed through his hometown on Friday. Zinedine Zidane has not worked in his home country since leaving Bordeaux for Juve at the height of his playing career. He sees a return being speculated now, with there talk of a job in Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain opening this summer.

The legendary Frenchman is considered a fronner for the high-profile position at the Parc des Princes if changes to the dugout are made at the end of the season. Pochettino currently holds the post, but there has been talk of the Argentine leaving after the conclusion of the 2021-22 campaign. He is strongly associated with Man Utd, and they are gearing up to make their full-time coaching appointment this summer.

Rangnick is preparing to become a consultant after taking over the reins on an interim basis, Mauricio Pochettino is the preferred choice for many at Old Trafford. If he left, then Paris Saint-Germain would be free to explore the option of appointing Zidane. However, those in Marseille urged him not to follow this path, with locals yelling at him during a rare return to his roots: “Thank you Zizou! Don’t go to Paris, Zidane!


A little about Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine was born and raised in Marseille but came through the academy system in Cannes before breaking out onto the world stage. He enjoyed his greatest success as a player in Italy and Spain with Juventus and Real Madrid, before taking over with Blancos. The 1998 Ballon d’Or winner and three-time Player of the Year took two spells as head coach at the Santiago Bernabéu, leading Real Madrid to two La Liga titles and three consecutive Champions League crowns.

The player retired from the pressures of living in the Spanish capital in the summer of 2021 and has been out of work ever since. It is said that various clubs have considered him vacant since he became available, but no one has been able to lure him back to the sensor line.

Paris Saint-Germain, with the likes of Messi and Neymar in their books, would count on obvious appeal, especially since they boast a spending power that allows them to pursue major silverware at home and abroad. However, Mauricio has not stepped aside yet, and Zinedine would need to consider whether he wants to work with rivals in the arc of those who grew up nearby.