Zidane harbours French ambition

Zinedine Zidane has spoken of his plan to move into management and of his ambition to one day coach the French national team.

The 40-year-old recently left his role as sporting director at Real Madrid, which as Jose Mourinho then explained, was for the intention of entering into coaching himself.

Speaking to L’Equipe today, Zidane has confirmed this ambition and how he intends to fulfil it.

“I’ll go for the first degree and second one and then the DEF [Diplome d’Entraineur de Football] and then later we will see about a professional coaching diploma [DEPF – Diplome d’Entraineur Professionnel de Football].

“It should start with something, and I’ll start this year,” he reflected.

“That is to say, in fact, if I am asked today would I want to become a Coach? The answer is yes, I feel like it.

“I’ve taken my time to get to this stage, it has been six years since I stopped playing, I have thought about it for a long time.

“I do not know if it would be good or bad to train a team of youngsters, for example, but one day I would like to be head of the France team, because it meant a lot to me.

“There is never the time to talk about it though because there are always Coaches in place, but if you ask me, then I reply. Even if it is not relevant today, anyway.”

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