What if Zinedine zidane, Marseille's idol, took the place of Paris Saint-Germain's hated rival?
This hypothesis was unthinkable just a few weeks back, but it has been gaining momentum in the last hours, following a first approach at the Parisian club.
Multiple media outlets (Mundo deportivo RMC Europe 1, Europe 1) announced that the French technician of 49 years, who has not joined a club since leaving Real Madrid's summer 2021, and the French champion in 2022, would be in talks to come to an agreement in principle.
Europe 1 even says categorically that 1998 world champion "will become the new coach" at PSG. Others use more tweezers, so neither the club nor the player's entourage have denied or confirmed the existence of an agreement. However, they acknowledge that ongoing discussions are ongoing.
Qatar, which is the current owner of the Parisian club via the QSI investment funds, has always longed to have Zinedine Zidane on the bench. He was the only coach to win three Champions Leagues in succession (2016, 2017, 2118 with Real Madrid).
In order to promote the country's bid to host the 2022 World Cup, the small gas state made the ex-Bordeaux player one of its ambassadors in 2010.
We thought that this dream was impossible. This is not only due to the connection that unites "ZZ", his hometown in Marseille, but also because sources claim he was eager to replace Didier Deschamps as head of the France team.
Is it too long? We will need to wait for the official announcement by PSG and the person in question about an agreement between the parties.