If Noël Le Graët has confirmed Didier Deschamps in his duties as coach until the next World Cup, Zinedine Zidane, expected to succeed him, does not plan to accept other proposals before 2022 according to L’Equipe.
The planets are not yet fully aligned for Zizou. Zinedine Zidane coach of the France team, it is written. Yes, but when ? If the road to the Blues has cleared after the Ballon d’Or 98 left his position as coach of Real Madrid at the end of the season, the 49-year-old technician will still have to wait.
The president of the French Football Federation Noël Le Graët confirmed this Thursday Didier Deschamps in his functions until the 2022 World Cup. A decision following the failure of the Blues, eliminated at the stage of the round of 16 of the ‘Euro 2021 by Switzerland. Attentive observer, Zinedine Zidane, he should therefore stay behind until Didier Deschamps gives way.
According to L’Equipe, Zizou does not plan to accept an offer from a club before becoming the coach of the Blues. He would thus have rejected “a very large contract” in England and also very lucrative offers from the Gulf and Asia.
Not a matter of money
His next challenge will be the France team. “He is 100% ready, assured our correspondent in Madrid Fred Hermel, just after the elimination of the Blues in Bucharest. I remind you that he left Real Madrid. He is waiting for that. And his staff is waiting. only that.” Eager to take advantage of those close to him and in particular his family, Zinedine Zidane is patient and will favor the sporting challenge over money. In this context, still according to L’Equipe, he would not make the post of coach of the France team a financial issue, knowing that Didier Deschamps has an annual salary of 2.2 million euros gross.
As for Noël Le Graët, he has already announced that Zinedine Zidane will be his priority after the departure of the Basque: “If Didier stopped, the first person I would see is Zidane, NLG recently repeated. If he is available , at that point, he will be the man for the job. “