Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Zidane to coach France -- probably some day
AFP, July 3rd, 2012 3:44PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Zinedine Zidane will probably coach the French national team some day, says the president of the national soccer federation (FFF), but it won't happen anytime soon. The resignation of Laurent Blanc following its elimination in the quarterfinals of the European Championship has sparked speculation of a successor, with Didier Deschamps the favorite.

Zidane, currently sporting director at Real Madrid, as a player led the national teams that won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. He is studying for a degree in sports management and FFF head Noel Le Graet believes the 40-year-old will coach Les Bleus someday.

"It's great that Zinedine Zidane has expressed a desire to work closely with the French national team in future and, if it is not possible right now, he dreams of coaching the national team in 10 years time," said Le Graet.

In the meantime, Blanc's decision not to sign a new contract has left the FFF with a vacancy to fill ahead. Deschamps is available after leaving his post at Marseille Monday.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Colorado College will be Team USA in 2015    
Colorado College, a Division III school, is moving to the Mountain West this season from Conference ...
Hazing investigation prompts cancellation of UNM opener    
In the aftermath of an incident in which Albuquerque fire and rescue and ambulance personnel were ...
Johannsson Has Groin Surgery     
AZ Alkmaar on Tuesday announced that USA forward Aron Johannsson had surgery on his right groin ...
Reports: Mackay to be Named Crystal Palace Coach    
According to reports in England, Malky Mackay will be named the successor to Tony Pulis at ...
Zuculini Joins Valencia on Season-Long Loan    
Manchester City on Monday agreed to a season-long loan for Argentine midfielder Bruno Zuculini to Spanish ...
Mourinho Hails Fabregas, Matic in Chelsea Opener    
Jose Mourinho hailed Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic following Chelsea's 3-1 come-from-behind win at Burnley in ...
War-of-Words Persists over Reus' Future    
The war-of-words between German giants Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich over the long-term future of BVB ...
Report: Cameron to Leave Stoke     
USA defender Geoff Cameron was conspicuous by his absence from the Stoke City squad that lost ...
'Depressed' Suarez Presented to the Media     
Luis Suarez was presented to the media on Tuesday following his Barcelona debut as a substitute ...
Moyes: 'I wasn't Given Time to Succeed or Fail'    
In an interview with the Daily Mail, former Manchester United coach David Moyes says he wasn't ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives