Former international Frank Leboeuf expects Real Madrid boss and countryman Zinedine Zidane to eventually succeed Didier Deschamps as France coach.
Fresh off claiming LaLiga for the initial time as Madrid coach, Zidane’s stocks are high in European football, possessing delivered the Champions League towards the Spanish giants last season.
It has been a fast and seamless rise for the three-time FIFA Planet Player in the Year – who played for Madrid from 2001 to 2006 – immediately after stepping into his 1st senior coaching role as a replacement for Rafael Benitez in January 2016.
Attempting to mastermind Madrid’s thriving Champions League title defence against Juventus on June 3 – no club has gone back-to-back within the prestigious club competitors – Zidane is currently becoming earmarked for the France job.
“I never know when [current France boss Didier] Deschamps will decide, or when the federation will choose to get rid of him, but we all really feel that Zidane are going to be the next national coach,” Leboeuf told BBC Planet Service of Zidane, who won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 with France.
“That is, if he desires to, since if he carries on being productive with Real Madrid then he won’t take the job even if the seat is totally free.
“It’s very difficult to remain as Genuine Madrid coach for any extended time, Mr Perez is quite impatient. When it’s feasible, Zidane will join the national team, that is for confident.”
Continuing to laud 44-year-old Zidane, Leboeuf added: “It appears that when Zinedine Zidane touches something, it becomes golden.
“When True Madrid decided to name him as head coach, he came into the dressing space because the guy who won the World Cup and had worked hard for the club and won the Champions League using a wonderful volley in Glasgow [in 2002], so he had the respect on the dressing space.
“But I feel his work alongside Ancelotti as an assistant, and then his work in charge in the reserve team, gave him enough knowledge to get into the job.”cheap fifa 17 coins, cheap fifa coins at fifacoinsbuy.com, your best place to buy coins, 24/7 online help, shopping now!