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Zidane: "I don't know what I'm going to do"

The Frenchman spoke at an event in Paris eleven days after his surprise departure from Real Madrid.

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Zidane: "I don't know what I'm going to do"
ERIC FEFERBERG AFP

Ex-Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said this Monday that he still does not know what he is going to do after stepping down as manager of Real Madrid 11 days ago, and just five days after winning his third consecutive Champions League title.

“I’m taking a break and I don’t know what I’m going to do. The most important thing is the decision that I made; now we’ll see what happens after,” said Zidane at the inauguration event for an Adidas playground in Saint-Denis, near Paris. At the event, 'Zizou' was joined by fellow World Cup winners Laurent Blanc, Youri Djorkaeff, Fabien Barthez, Christian Karembeu and Robert Pires, one day ahead of a charity match between the 1998 World Cup champions and a selection of international players to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the title.

Speaking about France’s 19-year-old star Kylian Mbappé, Zidane said: “He is a fabulous player for his age. You have to let him do what he knows because he will always make the right decision.” The ex-Real Madrid manager also spoke about the French national team: “This team has real potential. I hope they go as far as possible, and, why not, won the World Cup.”