What Dream Team RMC Sport members think of Zidane’s possible arrival
Emmanuel Petit: “Before making his arrival official, we should perhaps take care of the Pochettino file, because there is a respect for the coach already in place to have. I think it’s good news, everyone world has clearly identified the problems there are in the locker room, in authority, leadership. He can bring his charisma, the fact of having been an immense player but also, in his young career as a coach, crowned quite quickly where PSG fail each season. He can bring his understanding, his personality to players who have an oversized ego. If there is someone who can make everyone agree, it’s him .”
Jérôme Rothen: “He has everything to try to bring positive things to Paris and change things. Afterwards, there have been good coaches in recent years in Paris and they have not succeeded. On his own, he won’t be able to do it. We’re going to have to change faces in the locker room. The most important thing is to slim down the workforce. In the management of the stars, I think what he did at Real is very good, but there is has stars that he hasn’t managed to manage. With Eden Hazard or Gareth Bale, he hasn’t managed to find the solutions. It’s also an individual awareness that has to come from the players.”
Ludovic Giuly: “With the arrival of Zidane, I can tell you that Neymar will get up to speed immediately. He will see that he can’t laugh anymore. If he doesn’t want to run, he will go to the bench.”
What Zidane has said in the past about PSG… and OM
Marseille by birth and heart, Zinedine Zidane has been questioned several times about his attachment to OM or about a possible signing for PSG in recent years.
In 2015 on Canal +, he thus opened the door ajar: “Is it possible for me to train PSG one day? For the moment they have a coach who has results. It’s Laurent Blanc and I I know him very well. As you said, I’m from Marseille. I’m fine in Madrid. You should never say never. It’s certainly going to be complicated. I don’t forbid myself anything, especially as a coach. As a player maybe it was different. As a coach, it’s the opportunities that will do the rest.”
But the following year, Zizou wanted to be more of an Olympian in an interview with RMC. “Training OM one day? I don’t want to tell you that it’s impossible, he said. Marseille is still legendary. You know like me that when it works, it’s magnificent. I am from Marseille, I am not objective, but we all want to see Marseille at the highest level.” And coaching Paris, impossible? “Yes. Well… I’m in Madrid, I’m from Marseille, it’s complicated.”
>>> All of Zidane’s past declas on PSG, it’s here
Courbis: “It’s a matter of state”
Rolland Courbis reacted to the Zidane-PSG rapprochement at the microphone of Estelle Midi, on RMC: “I think it’s only a matter of hours. We will hear different comments, he observes. But above all , if it is done in the coming hours, Zizou would return to France, before talking about Paris Saint-Germain. He would also join the Qataris, with whom he is very, very close. PSG, that would be a bit boring club for the Marseillais, but he never played for OM. He was simply born in Marseille. We will not have finished discussing this. But let’s not mix our brushes. Sometimes, in certain events , it is said that it is not a matter of State. There, it is a matter of State.”
“The France team, I did not hear that Didier Deschamps would resign. It is also difficult for Zizou to find a club with this workforce. He had to think before accepting. It is sure that It won’t be easy, but it will allow Zizou to get to know something other than Real Madrid, even if it was exceptional for him and the club.”
“(Mbappé aware before extending?) It’s not impossible. If that’s the case, it was very clever on the part of the Qataris to use Zizou to keep Kylian. If we don’t look at where we are born, but only the interest of French football, the return of Zizou and the maintenance of Kylian, it is still good news.
Z5 Sports Complexes Downgraded in Google Reviews
If they expressed their disappointment on Twitter, Marseille supporters also hit … on Google. In recent hours, many have stormed the opinions of sports complexes managed by Zidane. The latter has opened two, called “Z5” (pronounced Z-Five), in Aix-en-Provence and Istres. And this Friday, the comments of many Marseille supporters, but also simple jokes, are legion to denounce this feeling of betrayal on the part of their idol.
It is enough to consult the most recent opinions – which voluntarily scratch the note allotted to the complexes – to understand the extent of the phenomenon. “Not that Zinedine, not after all you’ve done!” ; “complex to vomit, the owner has forgotten where he came from”; “taken over by Qatar, avoid!” ; “establishment run by Parisians”… The list is long and far from exhaustive.
PSG requested by AFP
Asked by AFP, PSG neither confirmed nor denied the information from RMC Sport. Joined by telephone by RMC Sport, PSG denies any agreement with Zidane.
“I’m announcing Zidane to PSG”, Daniel Riolo’s info from January
While PSG and Zinedine Zidane are close to an agreement, Daniel Riolo announced his arrival in January “at the latest in June”.
The annoyed reactions of some Marseille supporters
If he has never played for OM, Zinedine Zidane obviously has a very special link with Marseille, his hometown. And on the side of Marseille supporters, the announcement of the day caused a huge reaction. With much disappointment…
Official for Campos at PSG, a new chapter begins
After several weeks of negotiations and then the signing of his contract last week, Luis Campos has been officially appointed sports adviser to Paris Saint-Germain, the Parisian club announced on Friday. The 57-year-old Portuguese is the new strongman of the French champions.
Waiting for Zidane to arrive?
The “broken heart” of the president of the PACA region
Already the first reactions from the Marseille side to the huge announcement of the day: Zidane is close to an agreement with PSG. On his Twitter account, the president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, Renaud Muselier, reacted with a very short, but very clear message: a “broken heart” emoji.
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According to information from RMC Sport, PSG are close to reaching an agreement with Zinedine Zidane to replace Mauricio Pochettino as coach.
It is a very complex dossier which, like a roller coaster, takes the protagonists of the dossier through all their feelings. Zinedine Zidane and Paris Saint-Germain are close to an agreement. The 49-year-old French coach, free of any contract, is now the favorite to replace Mauricio Pochettino, whose departure seems imminent.
Contacted by RMC Sport, sources inside the club do not deny the discussions, but deny any signing of an agreement with Zidane. While Pochettino’s departure has not yet been finalized, discussions should continue for several more days before a final signing of the French coach.
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