For over the past few months, Paris Saint-Germain has been connected to former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane. The French tactician remains out of a job following his departure from the Spanish giants last season.
Zidane is an iconic figure in his hometown of Marseille, France, which is where the capital club’s arch-rival, Olympique de Marseille, resides. Many supporters don’t want to see Zidane takeover the managerial job despite not playing for the club.
During an interview with Le Figaro, Marseille’s president, Pablo Longoria, was asked about the possibility of Zidane coaching their rival. The club chief responded that he respects everyone’s decisions.
“I respect the individual choices of each person. In life, it’s fundamental,” Longoria said.
Zidane has stated that one of his regrets during his playing career was not playing for his hometown club, so although he never played for OM, supporters revere the former player.
The only thing that might prevent Zidane from taking over PSG could be that the France national team managerial position opens up, which is high on his list of jobs to take.