Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, a Frenchman, has entered the running to lead Brazil’s national team in the upcoming season.
Following Tite’s firing and Brazil’s quarterfinal elimination from the World Cup staged in Qatar, the Brazilian Confederation is searching for a foreign coach.
Zidane was among the top possibilities to lead Brazil, according to the French publication L’Equipe, particularly after he left his post as coach of the French national team, which will continue to work with Didier Deschamps.
And prior press reports had mentioned Zinedine Zidane’s desire to succeed his rival and fellow Frenchman Didier Deschamps as head coach of the French national team after the conclusion of the 2022 World Cup, which is currently taking place.
Deschamps’ current contract with France expires on December 31, and his contract has not been renewed yet.
Deschamps wants to continue leading the French national team, according to the French Federation.
The French Federation wants to extend Deschamps’ contract and keep him in charge of the national squad, according to the French publication L’Equipe.
Noel Le Grant’s comments were reported by the French newspaper «Le Parisien,» who added: «I hope Deschamps continues in his role as coach of the French national team.»