Willy Sagnol is close to becoming Bordeaux's new manager after Zinedine Zidane turned down a two-year deal contract.
A few details are still needed to be finalised but Sagnol is likely to take over to Francis Gillot who annouced his departure a few weeks ago, after three years at Bordeaux - reports L'Equipe.
The club first contacted France superstar Zidane to be Gillot's successor, but it has appeared that 'Zizou' is content with life at Real Madrid.
Sagnol, 37, is currently coaching the France Under-21's squad since last year, which gave him a little bit of experience on the touch line.
But his eight years spent at German giants Bayern Munich would definitely benefit him in his managing job at Bordeaux, and the defender should take into account on what he learnt in his 278 appearances in the Bundesliga.
Girondin de Bordeaux finished seventh of the Ligue 1 table this season and missed out of Europa League after two consecutive years in the tournament.
Bordeaux's chairman Triaud and the fans hope for a fresh start next season with probably Sagnol as head coach to target and finish again in the top five of the Ligue 1, where they belong.
Sagnol will also be hoping to guide Bordeaux back into the Champions League.
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