Paris Saint-Germain has long had their eyes on Zinedine Zidane as their manager. The former Real Madrid gaffer’s name comes up whenever the capital club needs a manager.
In the summer of 2022, before appointing Christophe Galtier, the Parisians pursued Zidane to replace Mauricio Pochettino as PSG’s manager. The negotiation between the two parties seemed almost inevitable, but ultimately, Zidane turned down the offer from the Qatari leaders.
His aspiration to lead the French national team after the World Cup in Qatar was shattered when Didier Deschamps opted to extend his contract with the French Football Federation until 2026.
In a conversation with Carré, Luca Zidane, his son, conceded that the prospect of witnessing his father take charge of the Parisian team is highly improbable. However, he hinted at the potential for Zinedine Zidane to make a return to his hometown club, Olympique de Marseille.
“It’s not taboo to talk about my father joining OM,” the young Zidane said (h/t Diario AS). “It’s not something that we talk about it too much – I’m sure that he will make his own decision. Whatever happens, we will be happy. But seeing him at PSG is a little more complicated… (laughs).”
Zidane has consistently demonstrated a discerning approach when considering job offers. Nonetheless, it appears that he is not inclined to reenter the realm of high-pressure football management unless there is a profound emotional connection.