Zinedine Zidane: "Soon I'll be back to coaching"
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Zinedine Zidane explained how he feels ready to return to managing. More than a year after the last bench, former Real Madrid manager answered a question about his future at the unveiling of the statue of him at the Grevin museum in Paris.
He said: "I'll be back soon, wait a little bit. It will be soon. I'm not far from coaching again. Let's leave controversy aside and give space to the pitch for all fans who just want to see football. In any case, whatever happens.
say it will never be right and it will never be appropriate enough. So we leave room for competition so that all fans have fun." Zidane is considered to be one of the best players in football history. Raised in Cannes, he made a name for himself in Bordeaux.
In 1996 he was bought by Juventus, where in five seasons he won two Italian championships, an Italian Super Cup, a UEFA Super Cup, an Intercontinental Cup. In the summer of 2001 he moved to Real Madrid for the then record sum of 150 billion lire, contributing to the victory of a Spanish championship and two Spanish Super Cups as well as a Uefa Champions League, a UEFA Super Cup and an Intercontinental Cup.
At the end of the 2005-2006 season, he announces his retirement from football. With the French national team he participated in three world championships (France 1998, South Korea-Japan 2002 and Germany 2006) and three European championships (England 1996, Belgium-Netherlands 2000 and Portugal 2004), winning the world championship as a protagonist 1998 and the 2000 European Championship.
In the national team he totaled 108 appearances and 31 goals. On an individual level he has won one edition of the Ballon d'Or (1998) and three of the FIFA World Player of the Year (1998, 2000, 2003), a record shared with Ronaldo.
In 2004 he was included in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living players drawn up by Pele and FIFA on the occasion of the federation's centenary celebrations. The BBC called him the best European player in the entire football history.
In addition, he was included by World Soccer magazine in the list of the eleven best players in football history. He was inducted into the Ideal Team of the Decade by the Sun in 2009. As a coach of Real Madrid, he has won three UEFA Champions League, two Spanish championships (2016-2017 and 2019-2020), two UEFA Super Cups, two Spanish Super Cups and two Club World Cups.
With the exception of naturalized Helenio Herrera, Zidane was the first French coach to win the Champions League. He is, with Fabio Capello and Marcello Lippi, the only coach to have reached three consecutive Champions League finals, but the only one to have won them all, thus becoming the first coach to win three consecutive editions of the top European club competition.