Zinedine Zidane responds to Newcastle United’s approach for managerial position

Zinedine Zidane-Real Madrid

The former Real Madrid gaffer clearly has an aspiration of managing the France national team.

Newcastle United have been reportedly searching for a high profile manager since the takeover by Saudi Arabian Consortium PIF.

The Magpies have endured a terrible start to this season, currently placed 19th in the Premier League table. The new owners want to replace the reigning boss Steve Bruce.

Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has been linked with a move to St James’ Park but according to Metro, he has turned down the offer.

The French legend reportedly dreams of coaching the national team, having left the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer.

Zidane stepped down as Los Blanco’s gaffer after leading his side to second place in the La Liga 20/21 season.

In his first managerial spell at Bernabeu, Zidane led Los Blancos to three consecutive Champions League titles.

Not only Zidane, Antonio Conte and Brendan Rodgers have also rejected the offers from Newcastle.

Conte left Inter Milan in the summer despite leading them to Scudetto last season. The Italian gaffer also refused to take over at Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

Rodgers has recently confirmed his commitment to Leicester City while Steven Gerrard, another option in the wishlist of the Magpies, remains focused on his current role at Rangers.

Newcastle are also interested in former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick, who is currently serving as Head of Sports and development at Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow.

As of now, Newcastle are set to keep Steve Bruce for Sunday’s Premier League game against Tottenham.