Noël Le Graët, the president of the French Football Federation, surprised many when he reacted to the rumors of Zidane as a candidate for the coach. "I know that Zidane has always been mentioned as a candidate for coach, but we will not tell that story.
He had a lot of people who supported that idea, some couldn't wait to see Dešan's back and they rushed it," began Le Gret. "Zidane as the coach of Brazil? I don't know, I don't care, but no would surprise me. He does what he wants, it's not my job.
We never talked, nor did I think about breaking up with Deshcmaps because of him. Some journalists need to change or invest a little in themselves, because when they have nothing to write about, they they only write about how Zidane will be a coach.
Did Zidane call me? No, I wouldn't even answer his phone. What should I say to him, if he goes looking for a job? You are making a special program for him, so he can find a job for himself."
Real Madrid immediately reacted via social media: We regret
"Real regrets the unfortunate statements made by the president of the French Football Federation (FFF) about one of the greatest sports icons in history.
His words indicate a lack of respect for a personality admired around the world. For this reason, we expect an urgent apology. Zinedine Zidane, world and European champion with In France and the winner of many club trophies, he represents the true values of sports and he demonstrated this during his playing and coaching career.
Noel le Graet discredited himself first of all with these statements." There are many more reactions around the world. He made a bad move, and we'll see how it all ends.