The current president of the French Football Federation Nöel Le Graët, who is putting his place on the line this year during the presidential elections, would see Zinedine Zidane succeed Didier Deschamps at the head of the French football team.
Noël Le Graët has in mind the successor of Didier Deschamps, the current coach, whom he hopes to see extended beyond his contract which runs until 2022 and the World Cup in Qatar. The outgoing president of the French Football Federation knows who he could give the keys to the truck to if he is soon re-elected at the head of the most powerful sports federation in France. “We have very good relations with Zidane,” Le Graët confided in an interview with RTL which will be broadcast on Saturday evening on the program On remake the match. Personally, at least. If Didier stopped, if I was still in place, the first person I would see is Zidane. “
To buckle the buckle
The president of the French Football Federation had already expressed himself in this direction this year, explaining at the microphone of Canal + last month that the candidacy of Zinedine Zidane would go “in the direction of history”. “The day Didier leaves, he will decide to leave or will not be renewed, if Zidane is available, then he will be the man for the job”. Didier Deschamps had himself designated his former teammate in the France team as his potential successor as boss of the Blues. “From the moment he decided to be a trainer and that he is a club trainer, that he can come full circle …”, he explained to Apolline de Malherbe’s microphone, in a lengthy interview with The Indian Paper.
Supported by Le Graët and Deschamps, on the strength of his experience acquired at Real Madrid and the solid track record he has built (three Champions Leagues and a Liga, among others), but also in view of his prestigious past in the selection, Zinedine Zidane appears today as the most credible candidate to assume the costume of coach of the France team in the years to come. In July 2012, after the elimination of the Blues in the quarter-finals of the Euro, Zinedine Zidane had already tried to convince Le Graët to offer him his first experience. An application then rejected by the president of the 3F, who considered that “it was too early”. Ten years after being dismissed, Zidane has never seemed so close to realizing his dream.