Zidane hints at returning to coaching job soon

Author: Rosalind Amoh
Which club will Zinedine Zidane coach when he returns?
Which club will Zinedine Zidane coach when he returns?

Former Real Madrid and Champions League-winning head coach Zinedine Zidane said he will return to the dugout soon.

Zidane has been linked with Premier League giants Manchester United after leaving Madrid at the end of the 2017-18 season.

The 46-year-old guided Madrid to a third successive Champions League crown last May, before leaving just days later and he has since emerged as a possible target for United, where manager Jose Mourinho is under pressure.

Asked about his future, French great Zidane told TVE: "I am sure that I will coach again before long.

"This is what I like and what I have done all my life."

Zinedine Zidane achieved a rare feat of winning the Champions League with Real Madrid three times in a row

Zidane replaced Rafael Benitez in 2016 and led Madrid to three Champions League titles, two FIFA Club World Cups and UEFA Super Cups, a LaLiga triumph and the 2017 Supercopa de Espana.

He, however, left Real in shock, announcing his resignation at a press conference just days after leading them to that historic feat.

“I love this club and the president who gave me the chance to play for this club and manage the club of my dreams. But everything changes and that’s why I’ve taken the decision to leave.

Zidane added: “There are really beautiful moments, ending in a spectacular moment winning the third Champions League, but there are hard moments too. I think it’s the right time. I think the players need a change but I should thank them because at the end of the day it’s them that fight out there and this is a club of very high expectations.”