April 17, 2024

Zidane, it’s over

Without a club since the end of his Real Madrid adventure, Zinedine Zidane is beginning to feel the clock is ticking. For several months now, the French world champion has been making no secret of the fact: he can’t wait to get back on the bench. And while he has long given priority to the French national team, which he imagined taking over from Didier Deschamps after the World C…

Without a club since the end of his Real Madrid adventure, Zinedine Zidane is beginning to feel the clock is ticking. For several months now, the French world champion has been making no secret of the fact: he can’t wait to get back on the bench. And while he has long given priority to the French national team, which he imagined taking over from Didier Deschamps after the World Cup in Qatar, the Marseille-born player has had to come to terms with the fact.

Zidane dreams of Real

Several clubs and national teams have tried to take advantage of the situation. To no avail. And for many observers, Zizouwith Real

But according to El Debate journalist Tomas Gonzalez-Marti, the situation has recently changed. The Italian coach would be much closer to continuing his adventure with Real Madrid than to joining Brazil. Ancelotti will say ‘yes’ to an extension offer from Real Madrid. The club’s sporting directorate is considering whether to make the offer in December or January. If everything goes well and there are no disasters for the team, Carlo is considered the ideal coach to continue at Real Madrid, he said. He’s the best coach for controlling footballers’ egos. He knows them, he manages the dressing room well, he gets on well with the press, he’s elegant and it of Carlo Ancelotti, Zinedine Zidane would not even be Florentino Perez’s priority. Nor would it be Xabi Alonso, who is working miracles at the helm of Bayer Leverkusen, but Alavaro Arbeloa, who is learning his trade with the youth teams in his hometown of Salamanca. A surprising choice given the former defender’s lack of coaching experience. The idea is for Ancelotti to continue for another two years to promote Arbeloa. Salamanca is doing very well with the Juveniles. Arbeloa is considered ideal to be the future Real Madrid coach, and he will be, said the journalist.