Zidane will reject offers from a club to wait for France’s position, sources told ESPN

The former Real Madrid manager has spent the last six weeks with his family on vacation between France and Spain

Zinedine Zidane decline the opportunity to return to club management to replace Didier deschamps as coach of the national team France, sources told ESPN.

As reported in L’Equipe On Friday, sources have said that the former Real Madrid manager is ready to wait for the end of the mandate of Deschamps, either after 2022 World Cup Or the Euro 2024.

Sources have told ESPN what Zidane is next in line to be the head coach of France. It is your priority and ambition, while also being the leading candidate once the vacancy opens.

The president of the French FA, Noel Le Graet, he also wishes to name the former French international and would have brought him this summer if Deschamps leaving office.

Instead, Le Graet confirmed that Deschamps he will remain in the post after a conversation about his future only lasted “three minutes.”

Deschamps was under increasing pressure in the wake of the disappointing defeat of France in view of Swiss in the round of 16 of the Euro 2020However, sources told ESPN that the coach of the national team retained the support of Le Graet and that he should fulfill his contract.

Deschamps He has a contract until December 2022 and his contract could be extended until the summer of 2024 if he wants to stay and if the results are positive.

He has been in charge of Les Bleus since 2012 and led the national team to success in the World Cup in 2014 in Russia.

Zidane, which has closely followed the campaign of France on the Eurocup, including the return of the protégé Karim Benzema, expects the position to be available in 17 months. However, he could also have to wait more than three years if Deschamps gets a new contract.

Zidane, who has spent the last six weeks with his family on vacation between France Y Spain, has already turned down club offers.

Sources have told ESPN who was in the conversation for the Juventus position after the firing of Andrea Pirlo before Max allegri will return to the club.

The former number 10 of France has also attracted the interest of England, but he is still focused on waiting for the job France.