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Deschamps on Zidane: He is managing Real Madrid very well

The French manager has been named as the most influential person in French football ahead of Zidane and Antoine Griezmann. France-England live

Zidane, Deschamps y Karembeu, con la selección de Francia.
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L'Equipe have named Didier Deschamps as the most influential man in French football ahead of Atletico Madrid striker, Antoine Griezmann and Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane.

The French manager had his say about former Juventus and France teammate and spoke about the excellent job that Zidane has done at Real Madrid, "He took over Real Madrid in a difficult situation. He can count on a very, very good team and the results are there to see and he manages the team very well. He could have started his managerial career at another club but Real Madrid is his home. It seems to me that he is really calm and relaxed."

Deschamps says he stills has a very good relationship with Zidane and is very happy for his friend, "when we see each other, it is a pleasure to talk to him. Sincerely, I am happy for him and his success and I know it is reciprocal."

30 most influential footballers in French football

Among the list mentioned as France football's most influential, you have the likes of Paul Pogba, Mario Balotelli, Edinson Cavani and Karim Benzema. Another person, surprisngly, is Mina Raiola - the football agent - at 11th and PSG coach Unai Emery, who has been in charge of PSG for just six months at number 21.

Complete list:

1 Didier Deschamps

2 Antoine Griezmann

3 Zinedien Zidane

4 Jean-Michel Aulas

5 Paul Pogba

6 Frank McCourt

7 Leonardo Jardim

8 Mario Balotelli

9 Edinson Cavani

10 Pascal Dupraz

11 Mino Raiola

12 Noel Le Graet

13 Nasser Al-Khelaifi

14 Christophe Dugarry

15 Jean-Pierre Riviere

16 Hugo Lloris

17 Corinne Diacre

18 Lucien Favre

19 Bixente Lizarazu

20 Karim Benzema

21 Unai Emery

22 Vadim Vasilyev

23 Hatem Ben Arfa

24 Rudi Garcia

25 Dimitri Payet

26 Olivier Menard

27 Jean-Pierre Bernes

28 Bertrand Desplat

29 Wendie Renard

30 Bernard Cazeneuve


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