As announced this Sunday by RMC Sport, Zinédine Zidane will not be the coach of PSG this season. The epilogue of a soap opera with twists and turns. Because the French technician had a good discussion with the Qatari management, before favoring the France team.
The conclusion is a lot of disappointed on the side of Paris – a little less probably in Marseille – and comes to put an end to a soap opera of several weeks: Zinédine Zidane will not be the next coach of PSG. Information given this Sunday by RMC Sport, stating that he wishes to give himself every possible chance to possibly succeed Didier Deschamps on the bench of the France team.
An announcement had been considered by PSG
The hypothesis of seeing Zizou at the head of the Parisian team this season was not without foundation. Because as we specified on June 10, the two parties negotiated and regularly discussed the feasibility of the project. A few big hours ago, Zinédine Zidane was still very close to PSG. But the former Real Madrid coach finally decided to wait for the Blues.
It was not a mirage: Zizou was very close to the Parisian bench. So much so that an official announcement was even in the pipes on the side of the capital and that the club was preparing things for this purpose. The door finally closed very recently.
The reason is clear: the train of the France team will perhaps present itself in the coming months. Didier Deschamps has not extended his contract, which runs until the World Cup, and nothing will be done in this direction before the competition. Zinédine Zidane does not want to miss this train that could pass.
The door is not closed, but it will not be this season
The former Madrid player never closes the door to train PSG one day. But he believes that now is not the time, because of this possibility of the France team. While not prejudging what Didier Deschamps will do after the World Cup and after ten years in his post. It is also unclear whether or not Zinédine Zidane has received guarantees for the job of coach of the Blues. But he decided to wait for the France team.
Was the Marseille criterion a problem? No. If he would have had trouble putting on the Parisian jersey as a player, Zizou would have acted as a professional. There are few clubs in Europe that Zidane could consider coaching (aside from Real Madrid) – he doesn’t want to go to England – but PSG is one of them, along with Bayern Munich and Juventus. It remains to be seen whether this is – or not – only a postponement.