Paris Saint-Germain will likely be in the market for a new manager this summer as many expect Mauricio Pochettino to be sacked when the season is over. The capital club has seen its name connected to various candidates recently; however, the top candidate remains Zinedine Zidane.
The 49-year-old is keen on the France national team, but it seems as though he might have to stay waiting since it doesn’t sound as though Noël Le Graët, president of the French Football Federation, is keen on moving from current manager Didier Deschamps.
“First of all, you have to be careful what you say. Zidane showed Madrid that he had qualities that were barely imagined. In the minds of the French, he may be a successor. But that’s not my goal. We’ll see. If Didier and I separate, he will surely be one of the options,” Le Graët said on L’Equipe (via Paris Fans).
“You see me saying today: “Is it Zidane who will replace Deschamps? “We’ll see. Zidane might take on PSG. For the France team, you have to be free. But today, we are going to do everything to put Didier in the best conditions to win this World Cup.”
Zidane will need to decide in the coming weeks whether he wants to delay the desire to manage Les Bleus and take over PSG since it’s reported that the French tactician isn’t keen on jumping into a job in the middle of the season.
The capital club will have to do their best to convince Zidane to take their job; if not, move on to one of their backup plans.