- Zinedine Zidane has said he is interested in managing the French team
- Zidane’s contract with Los Blancos ended at the end of last season
- Sergio Ramos will be departing from Real Madrid after 30th June
The former star French footballer, Zinedine Zidane will not be rushing back into management, however, is interested in managing the French National football team once the job becomes available, as per Libertad Digital.
The Frenchman’s second spell in-charge of the Spanish giants Real Madrid ended at the end of last season and has since been replaced by his Italian counterpart Carlo Ancelotti, who also managed in past in 2013.
In his first stint as Madrid manager, Zidane guided the team to three Champions League titles and one La Liga crown.
His second stint was not as successful as his first as he only managed ti win one La Liga trophy in the 2019/20 season and ended the last campaign without silverware.
None of the European heavyweight clubs are, as of now, looking to hire a new manager, and Zidane will wait until the French national team job becomes available.
Zidane’s 1998 World Cup-winning teammate Didier Deschamps has been in charge of Les Bleus since 2012.
Under his leadership, France also reached the final of the 2016 European Championships before winning the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Les Bleus are one of the favourites to win the upcoming European Championships. If the French national team achieve the feat, Deschamps would have lifted the World Cup and Euros with his home country as both a player and manager.
Deschamps is expected to lead France into the 2022 FIFA World Cup as well, however, could step down afterwards, paving the way for Zidane to take over.
Sergio Ramos, too, will end his long-term association with the Spanish Giant Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of the month, as claimed by Spanish outlet ABC.
The Spain international has been with the Los Blancos since 2005, but he appears set to leave the club after failing to negotiate a suitable new deal.
The 35-year-old defender wanted to sign a two-year deal, but Los Blancos made it very clear that they will not be offering him anything more than a 12-month extension.
Real Madrid has a special farewell planned for Ramos and Los Blancos want him to be pictured alongside the 22 trophies he won during his time at the club.
Ramos has established himself as one of the club greats and it looks like that the time has come to part ways in a playing capacity.
The Spaniard would have liked to finish off his career with the Madrid giants, but there has been no progress in the contract talks.
Real Madrid are strict with their policy of handing one-year deals for players who are above the age of 30, and there has been no exception in Ramos’ case.
It would be a lovely gesture, on Real Madrid’s part, for him to be photographed alongside the 22 trophies won during his illustrious 16-year career with the club.
Ramos is reportedly eyeing a new challenge in a foreign league, and judging by recent speculation, Paris Saint-Germain seems to be the favourites to sign him.
His regular centre-back partner Raphael Varane could also be heading for the exit door this summer, having snubbed a new deal beyond June 2022.
Manchester United and Chelsea are among the front-runners to sign the 2018 World Cup winner, who is valued at around £ 61 million.