Former Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane Has Responded to Newcastle United’s Managerial Advances

Former Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane Has Responded to Newcastle United’s Managerial Advances

  • Zinedine Zidane has been linked with the job at Newcastle United following the takeover by Saudi-back consortium
  • The former Real Madrid manager has been linked with the coaching job at St James’ Park, but reports say Zidane is not interested
  • It was gathered that the 49-year-old manager is hoping to replace Didier Deschamps to become the manager of the French national football team

Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has reportedly turned down offers linking him with the managerial position at Newcastle United.

The Premier League club which was acquired by Saudi-backed consortium last week are currently on the look for a manager to replace Steve Bruce.

SPORTbible are reporting that Zidane has made up his mind not to take up the job at St James’ Park as he is hoping to replace Didier Deschamps as manager of Les Bleus.

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Former Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane Has Responded to Newcastle United’s Managerial Advances
Zinedine Zidane not interested in Newcastle job. Photo: Denis Doyle
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The 49-year-old guided Real Madrid to a three successive Champions League triumphs between 2016 and 2018 and he is being eyed by new Newcastle owners.

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Former Chelsea managers Antonio Conte and Frank Lampard have also been linked with the job as both tacticians are currently free agents.

Following France’ Euro 2020 and Nations League finals failures, Zidane believes he is capable of becoming France’ national team coach.

As a result, former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard now looks good for the plum job on Tyneside, as the former Liverpool legend is "intrigued" by the idea of joining the club.

Appointing a manager with such little experience would represent a risk for the Newcastle ownership group, but by the same token, taking the job will also require a leap of faith by Gerrard.

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Ronaldo not impressed sitting on the bench vs Everton

Meanwhile, Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo was reportedly disappointed after being benched in his side’s 1-1 draw against Everton in the Premier League.

The Portuguese striker came on as a substitute in the 57th minute, but it was too little too late as both sides shared the spoils after final whistle of the encounter.

The 36-year-old was left disappointed following the draw and was not happy he was on the bench.

Dembele’s agents contact Liverpool, Man Utd

Legit.ng earlier reported that there is growing tension at the Camp Nou as agents of Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele have reportedly contacted two Premier League clubs secretly.

It was gathered that the 24-year-old is set to become a free agent as his existing contract with the Catalan giants will lapse next summer.

The player’s agents were recently in talks with English clubs Manchester United and Liverpool on behalf of their client.

Source: Legit

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