RMC’s Daniel Riolo broke the storey, which has now gone viral. Since his departure from Los Blancos at the end of last season, the extremely successful manager has been connected with the Ligue 1 giants. He was said to have his heart set on leading the French National Team once Didier Deschamps stepped down following the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
However, if Riolo is to be believed, Zidane looks to have accepted the position at PSG. While the report is currently unsubstantiated, with both the club and Zidane maintaining silent, many are tempted to accept it because Riolo is the same journalist who broke the news about Lionel Messi’s transfer to PSG from FC Barcelona last summer.
The announcement that Paris Saint-Germain has persuaded French football great Zinedine Zidane to become their new manager has created a stir in the sports world. Former Real Madrid coach Mauricio Pochettino is expected to step down at the end of the current season.
Having Zidane manage Barcelona legends Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. will be an intriguing possibility. He will, of course, be reunited with former Real Madrid stars such as Sergio Ramos, Keylor Navas, and Angel di Maria, with whom he won multiple trophies during his tenure at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Many people will be wondering what will happen to Kylian Mbappe, who is rumoured to be dead bent on joining Los Blancos. He and Zidane get along well, and the latter had been lobbying for the move for a long time. It remains to be seen whether Mbappe will be persuaded to stay in Paris now that Zidane has arrived.
Mbappe is expected to sign a pre-contract with Real Madrid this month, but it is not expected to be announced until after the two clubs face each other in the last-32 of the UEFA Champions League.