Zizou and the Blues; it was a marriage that seemed obvious, and everything indicated that the French legend would take control of the selection after this World Cup in 2022. Before the start of the competition, Didier Deschamps’ departure even seemed to have taken place, but that situation has changed , and among others the former OM and Chelsea player has returned until 2026. An extension that largely divides public opinion, because if some wanted some new blood and new ideas on the tricolor bench, others believe that there is no better coach than DD and that the results, with 3 finals out of the last 4 major international events, speak for him.
Anyway, we were waiting for Zinedine Zidane’s reaction. If Real Madrid’s former number 5, always discreet in the media, did not have to express himself publicly in advance,Team say a little more this Sunday. The former Real Madrid coach, already wanted by many federations, was already aware of the future extension of his former teammate for several days. The media adds that ZZ was not necessarily occupied with this coaching position. This holiday season, he was more focused on his family and especially on the marriage of his eldest son Enzo.
Zizou and the Blues, it’s far from over
Taking the lead of the Blues interested him, but he was not fixated on it. His reaction was therefore quite calm and he fully understands Deschamps’ decision to continue the adventure. There was no frustration or anger, and he also knows that in 2026 he will still be young, so the opportunity will surely come again. Sportsdagbladet adds that he is currently in no particular hurry to find a new challenge. He should say no to all the selections that covet him like Brazil or the USA, especially since he wouldn’t really see himself coaching a country other than his own.
As for the possibility of taking over a club, there are not many interesting leads for him at the moment. The Juve option is usually not relevant. As for Real Madrid, the people of Madrid could try their luck again in the future, but nothing has been finalized yet. Finally, PSG, who have long dreamed of attracting him to the Parc des Princes, will have to make a lot of changes to the way it works, especially to convince the Marseillais.