Zidane set to become PSG manager after breakthrough in negotiations

Zinedine Zidane-Real Madrid

Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is set to replace Mauricio Pochettino as Paris Saint-Germain boss, according to reports.

The Frenchman is reportedly the favourite to replace the current PSG boss after a breakthrough in negotiations between his representatives and the Ligue 1 champions.

A report by GOAL claims that Zidane’s entourage met with PSG chiefs within the week and have struck up a deal that will bring the World Cup winner to Parc des Princes.

The Ligue 1 giants are looking to move on from Pochettino despite winning the league this season. And they have identified the former Real Madrid boss as the best candidate to lead them next season.

The Frenchman is one of the most decorated coaches of the past decade from two spells in charge of Los Blancos and has long been linked with the role since leaving Madrid. Having been out of club management since his second departure from Santiago Bernabeu in 2021, the Frenchman would bring one of the most fearsome managerial records in the game to Paris.

He has reportedly been offered an eye-watering deal that will see him become one of the best-earning coaches in the world. 

Zidane won La Liga in his maiden campaign and three Champions League titles, boasting a superb 70.47 per cent win ratio during his first spell in charge of Madrid between 2016 and 2018.

Zidane’s record in Europe is the appeal above all else to PSG, who are yet to win Europe’s biggest club crown to their trophy cabinet.

No announcement would appear to be imminent, with Zidane’s representative – Alain Migliaccio – claiming that no agreement has been put in place as yet.