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Emmanuel Macron wants Zinedine Zidane to manage in France

Zidane has been linked with the managerial role at PSG as Pochettino’s future remains up in the air.

Kieran Quaile
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Emmanuel Macron wants Zinedine Zidane to manage in France

French President Emmanuel Macron has revealed that he hopes Zinedine Zidane will manage in France’s top flight.

“I haven’t spoken to Zidane, but I have immense admiration for him as a player and as a manager, and we really want to have him in our championship,” he told RMC Sport.

“We really want a sportsman and a coach of this talent in this championship, one who was able to win three big cups (the Champions League) that we covet for our clubs. I hope that, for the standing of our championship in France, he comes back, and that he comes and manages a big French club. That would be great!

“My role is to say that France is a huge sporting nation, a huge footballing nation, that has a great sport-loving public. It’s important for us that the best that we have trained, who have then perhaps shone internationally, can come back.”

Zidane linked with PSG

Former Real Madrid manager Zidane has been linked with the managerial role at PSG as Mauricio Pochettino’s future remains up in the air.

According to the latest information circulating in France, the favourite to replace Pochettino is Christophe Galtier, who has already told Nice officials of his desire to coach the Parisian side.