PSG advances in negotiations with Zidane, says French newspaper

Paris Saint-Germain are making a deal with Zinédine Zidane to be the team’s new coach. According to French newspaper ‘Le Parisien’, the former Real Madrid coach met Leonardo and Jean-Claude Blanc, directors of the club earlier this month to discuss Zizou’s trip to the Parque dos Príncipes.

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Despite noting that nothing was agreed, the French vehicle detailed that PSG acts for Zidane to take over the team next season. The former midfielder has no intention of starting a job in the middle of competitions, leaving to lead the team only in August 2022.

However, the possible departure of Mauricio Pochettino for Manchester United could change the direction of the conversations. The current coach of Paris Saint-Germain is the main target of the Red Devils to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford, but the expectation is that this will only be confirmed at the end of this season.

Zidane is an old dream of PSG management. The first contacts between him and the French club took place in the August transfer window, shortly after his departure from Real Madrid, but no agreement was reached.

The French press believes that Zizou’s arrival at the Parisian club could impact Kylian Mbappé’s decision on whether or not to join the team.

With Pochettino in charge, Paris Saint-Germain returns to the field next Sunday (28), to face Saint-Étienne in a game valid for Ligue 1.


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