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Zidane opens France management door

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Zidane is one of Les Bleus' greatest ever. (©PAphotos)
Zidane is one of Les Bleus' greatest ever. (©PAphotos).

French football legend Zinedine Zidane has admitted he could be enticed into football management if the opportunity to coach the national side arose.

Zidane enjoyed a stellar career at both domestic and international level, winning the World Cup in 1998 and European Championships in 2000, although his final match for Les Bleus ended in controversy with a red card against Italy in the 2006 World Cup final.

Revered around the globe for his style of play, the current Real Madrid sporting director has been linked with posts in the past, but now appears to have thrown his hat into the ring as a possible successor to Laurent Blanc.

"Whether I'd like to be coach of Les Bleus? Why not! That wouldn't be a bad thing. Everything's possible in life," Zidane was quoted as saying by Le Parisien.

Blanc was a teammate of 'Zizu' in the '98 winning side, who claimed glory on home soil thanks largely to a brace from the playmaker in a 3-0 final win against Brazil.


 

However, times have been far tougher in recent years, with Raymond Domenech overseeing a 'mutiny' last summer in South Africa before his exit following the failed campaign.

With qualification in their own hands, Blanc appears set to guide France to Euro 2012 as Group D winners, and will hope to keep the position for a few more years to come yet.

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