Zinedine Zidane to favor Real Madrid over coaching at PSG

Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid, PSG
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Zinedine Zidane has been on a hiatus from coaching since leaving Real Madrid a few years ago. Of course, Zidane made a huge name for himself as a player but he doubled down on those triumphs by becoming a multi-time Champions League champion as a coach in the Spanish capital. No need to mention PSG would love to have him coaching in Paris, although he might not be so sure about that.

During a couple of years he's been off the bench, Zidane has reportedly garnered interest from top European clubs like Juventus and PSG. The former French international had previously been waiting for Didier Deschamps to step down as France's coach before making a decision, but with Deschamps still in charge after leading France to the World Cup final and at least for a few more years, Zidane might need to sit a few more years or just take over the bench of a European giant such as PSG.

Zidane is making headlines once more, with rumors swirling that he is in talks with Real Madrid to return for his third stint as the team's coach. The current coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has an uncertain future at the club, with his fate likely to be determined by the team's performance in the Champions League.

PSG might miss on landing Zinedine Zidane... and end up losing Kylian Mbappe to the manager

The French manager and former player has a storied history with Real Madrid, having led the team to three consecutive Champions League titles between 2016 and 2018. During his tenure, he oversaw the development of numerous young talents, such as Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez, and was also instrumental in the team's attempts to lure Kylian Mbappe to the Spanish capital.

That last nugget is rather interesting, considering PSG might not only miss on landing Zidane, but by losing him to Real Madrid the French club also risk losing Mbappe to the Spanish giants if Zidane asks for his signing.

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While there have been reports linking Zidane to Juventus, it seems increasingly likely that Real Madrid could be his next destination, ditching both the Serie A and Ligue 1 clubs on his way back to the Spanish capital.