Zinedine Zidane is hailed to be one of the best players in the history of football as he played with grace and class but his exit from playing professional football was the complete opposite as his last match was in the 2006 finals of the World Cup where France and Italy faced off and the Frenchman was sent out of the pitch after he head-butted Marco Materazzi.
It was later revealed that the Italian defender Marco Materazzi had insulted the sister and mother of Zidane which led to the removal of Zidane from the pitch due to the head-butt. Supporters of France still wonder what would have happened if Zidane had stayed in the pitch as he arguably was the best player for his team and could have helped his country in winning the World Cup title.
Ever since he announced his retirement from playing competitive football, Zidane has went on starting a coaching career with Real Madrid as he is the coach of Real Madrid’s B team, Real Madrid Castilla as well as being appointed as the assistant coach of Carlo Ancelotti and the Sporting Director of the Spanish club.
The former star of Real Madrid has now unveiled to the public his desire of coaching the national football team of his country, France.
“I’m ambitious. Now I’m a coach I say to myself ‘why not be national coach?. I love the France team, I wore this jersey. That doesn’t mean to say that I can be coach, but from the moment I went over to the other side of the fence it’s obviously a possibility. Now I’m coaching Real’s young players but one thing at a time.” Zinedine Zidane said during a press conference.
Didier Deschamps is the current head coach of France but when he decides to step down from his managerial position in the French national team, Zidane could be viewed as a possible successor as he already announced his interest in turning into the coach for France in the near future.