Zinedine Zidane’s son reveals father’s future plans

Zinedine Zidane’s son Enzo Fernandez has revealed that his father will return to the football arena as a manager very soon. The Frenchman, who is presently on loan at Spain’s Rayo Majadahonda from Swiss side Lausanne-Sport, exclaimed that the former Real Madrid player and manager needed rest after his exploits at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Zidane started his management career in 2014 with Real Madrid Castilla, before taking charge of the first team in January 2016. With a staggering win percentage of almost 70 in 149 games, he lifted three Champions League trophies, along with one LaLiga title and two Club World Cups.

As a football player, he played a total of 684 matches for Cannes, Girondins Bordeaux, Juventus, and Real Madrid. He scored 125 goals in total – a remarkable feat for a midfielder. He also won the World Cup with France in 1998.

However, he decided to resign from his job after the completion of the 2017/18 campaign. For a manager of his class, it won’t take too long for a club to come calling.

His son too believes the same. Speaking to Spanish paper AS, he said:

“We all know that my father loves football and loves to be a coach. For sure, he will be back soon. It’s his decision. Now he is taking advantage to rest, which he needed, because in the end being at Madrid was nice but hard, with a lot of work.”

Zidane’s direct yet fearless brand of football drew a host of plaudits from the entire footballing fraternity. For an individual without coaching experience at the top level to be coined as a champion of Europe thrice in three years is simply unbelievable.

The 46-year-old has been linked with a move to Manchester United, who are presently struggling under Jose Mourinho. Most probably, the mastermind will sign for a club after the end of the club season.


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