Zinedine Zidane is aiming for an engagement at Juventus. That reports RMC Sports. The coach, who is currently without a club, wants to look after a long-term project at his next stop and is also willing to forgo participating in the European Cup for the time being. A move to Juve is a priority for the two-time World Coach of the Year.
After his successful playing career, Zidane worked twice as head coach at Real Madrid and won several major titles with Los Blancos, including the Champions League three times. He has been without a job since leaving the Spanish capital in 2021.
The 50-year-old has a close connection to Juventus: he played for the Bianconeri from 1996 to 2001 and won two Scudetti with them. In 2019, the former Juve leadership around Fabio Paratici and Pavel Nedved wanted to bring him to Turin, but an engagement did not materialize at the time.
Massimiliano Allegri (55) has been criticized for some poor performances this season at the Italian record champions. In addition, there is the now suspended deduction of 15 points, which would make participation in the Champions League unlikely in the coming season.
A replacement of Allegris before the end of the season is not to be expected at Juve. He is still under contract until 2025 and a separation would be realistic at the earliest in the summer. Meanwhile, Zidane also has other options: His ex-protégé Cristiano Ronaldo is said to want to bring him to Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League.
And L’Equipe currently writes that Zidane is still the number one candidate for French champions PSG. In Paris there are high hopes of being able to sign Zidane after his plan to become France coach initially failed.