French President Macron has backed Zinedine Zidane to be next manager of PSG

Zinedine Zidane-Real Madrid-La Liga
Zinedine Zidane-Real Madrid-La Liga | Photo Credit: IMAGO

French President Emmanuel Macron is hoping that Zinedine Zidane will return to Ligue 1 to help PSG push for European silverware. Macron played a huge role in convincing Kylian Mbappe to remain with the Paris Saint-Germain

Speaking to Goal, due to devasted result of another year without a Champions League triumph, the future of PSG are unsure in the hands of Mauricio Pochettino. Hence, President Macron strongly wants to sign Zidane as the new manager.

Why Zidane? 

His amazing records of being a coach echoed throughout the League. He became the first coach to win the Champions League three times in a row, winning La Liga twice and two Club World Cup trophies.

He managed Real Madrid from 2016 to 2021. 

Overall, from his 320 matches, he has a career record of 200 wins. 

President Emmanuel Macron’s thoughts about Zinedine Zidane.

“I was able to speak with Kylian Mbappe, but he makes his choice in his conscience,” Macron told RMC Sport. “He has shown it. He is very mature. He is building his career and his commitment with a lot of sense of responsibility.

“I haven’t spoken to Zinedine Zidane, but I have immense admiration for him, the player, the coach. We really want to have, in the French championship, an athlete and coach of this talent who has been able to bring back three major cups that we covet a lot for our clubs.

“I wish for the influence of the French championship and for France that he comes back and that he comes to train a big French club, it would be great. It’s my role to say that France is a great nation of sport and football, that there are great audiences who love this sport. It is important to us that the best [are here].”