zin din Zidane a humiliation for PSG
While the signing of Zinedine Zidane seemed certain on Friday, PSG must once again come to terms with this. Except for an unlikely turn of events, the club of the capital will not have been able to convince the French technician.
Missed again! The arrival of Zinedine Zidane at PSG has been talked about for many months, if not years. On Friday, the signature of the 98 world champion seemed to be a foregone conclusion. An agreement in principle was announced and only a few details remained to be settled according to several Spanish media but also Europe 1 where RMC Sport. However, the breath has quickly fallen.
The third refusal of Zidane
The historical agent of the native of Marseille, Alain Migliaccio has indeed dismantled the rumor. “All these rumors that are circulating are unfounded. To date, I am the only person allowed to represent and advise Zinedine Zidane. Neither Zinedine Zidane nor myself have been contacted directly by the owner of PSG,” he said, adding: “I also strongly doubt that the Emir of Qatar is used to going through social networks or the media to manage his business and make important decisions regarding the future of PSG. I’m not even sure he’s really interested in bringing in Zinedine Zidane.” According to AS, PSG did try to convince Zinedine Zidane to succeed Mauricio Pochettino on the Parisian bench, but for the third time in a few months, the former playmaker said no to the capital club.
PSG used by Zidane?
And according to the journalist of Le Parisien Dominique Severac, the rumor launched on Friday was not the result of chance. Zinedine Zidane would indeed have used PSG to serve his personal purposes. It’s called fake news,” he said. Everything is false. There is on the other hand the will, one says ‘the clan Zidane’, to make know something to the French Federation of soccer. I do not say that Zidane is implied, I say that it is his entourage, his clan. The idea is to say ‘I let a great project called PSG go by, which is one of the biggest sports franchises in the world where there is Kylian Mbappé one of the sexiest and most formidable players in the world, so please, in six months and there will be the World Cup and it will end on December 18, whatever the result, give me the Blues because I turned down PSG to have the French team’.”
A choice by default
Zinedine Zidane’s refusal sounds like a terrible slap in the face for PSG and especially for the Qatari owners, who had made him their top priority. With Xavi and Pep Guardiola unavailable, the French champions will probably have to make do with Christophe Galtier, which will not displease Luis Campos, the new Parisian sports advisor, who has made him his number one option. But the disappointment will be no less terrible for the Qatari owners.