Paris Saint-Germain’s pursuit of former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has reportedly ended. The capital club had hoped to lure the French tactician to their bench, but it was to no avail.
According to RMC Sport, Zidane will not be Les Parisiens’ next manager, but everything remains open for the future. Despite being the dream for PSG ownership, the 49-year-old stays on his path to his next dream job, the France national team.
Didier Deschamps heads into the 2022 FIFA World Cup with France as the defending champions. Still, after a disappointing UEFA Euro 2020, Les Bleus want to avoid that result in Qatar later this year.
Heading into this tournament, Deschamps does have some pressure to at least make a deep run or repeat as champions. However, a failed showing could open the door for Zidane to take over the managerial role.
As for PSG, sporting advisor Luis Campos likely gets the candidate he wanted all along: current OGC Nice boss Christophe Galtier, who he worked with at Lille OSC.