First the French megastar extended Mbappé, now a real French legend is probably drawn to the Seine: Zinédine Zidane is reported to be the new coach of Paris St. Germain. The world champion of 1998 also outperforms the former national coach Löw.
According to information from French media, Zinedine Zidane is about to become a coach at Paris St. Germain. The French soccer champion and the 1998 world champion and ex-coach from Real Madrid have agreed in principle to work together, according to the broadcaster Europe 1. The broadcaster RMC Sport reported that an agreement is imminent.
At PSG, Zidane would succeed Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino, under whose direction the ambitious club missed out on winning the Champions League for the first time last season. Real, on the other hand, was a multiple winner in the premier class under Zidane's direction, and the 49-year-old had also won the title as a player. Under Pochettino's German predecessor Thomas Tuchel, PSG 2020 was in the final, but lost to Bayern Munich.
Zidane has long been considered the Parisians' dream solution, but despite their best efforts, the very wealthy Qatar club have so far been unable to convince the French legend of a commitment. Rumor has it that the 49-year-old actually wanted to succeed French national coach Didier Deschamps at the end of the year, but he seems to be sitting too firmly in the saddle now.
There has recently been speculation about the future of Pochettino, who has been in office since the beginning of 2021. It has long been considered highly unlikely that he will continue to act as a PSG coach after an overall disappointing season. Among other things, the former national coach Joachim Löw was traded as a possible successor. The English newspaper "Telegraph" also reported that Conference League winner José Mourinho had attracted the interest of Paris St. Germain.
With the extension of the contract of world champion Kylian Mbappé, who canceled Real Madrid, Zidane would also have a top-class offensive with Mbappé as well as Lionel Messi and Neymar at his disposal in the new season. The German professionals Thilo Kehrer and Julian Draxler are also under contract with PSG.