Zinedine Zidane Interested in France Coaching Role

Former World Player of the Year Zinedine Zidane, who is the coach of the Real Madrid reserve side, retired from international football after the 2006 World Cup where France reached the final.

updated: September 16, 2014 20:06 IST
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Marseille: Former France captain Zinedine Zidane, currently coach of the Real Madrid reserve side, admitted on Tuesday he would consider a coaching job with his native France.

The former World Player of the Year worked as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant as Real won the Champions League and Copa del Rey last season and is following in the footsteps of Pep Guardiola by beginning his career in management in the Spanish third tier.

"I'm ambitious. Now I'm a coach I say to myself 'why not be national coach?'," Zidane, 42, said in an interview published Tuesday in the daily La Provence newspaper.

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