Zinedine Zidane's three requirements before agreeing to become Chelsea manager


Chelsea’s recent form has led to questions surrounding Maurizio Sarri’s future at the club.

The Blues have lost three out of their last four Premier League matches - including 4-0 and 6-0 defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City respectively - slipping to sixth in the table.

Sarri’s players are yet to fully grasp his style of play and it’s easy to wonder whether this current group of players ever will fully get it.

Indeed, the 60-year-old surely wishes he could have a full summer to bring in players of his choosing.

But he’ll need to prevent the slide if he wants to remain in the job until then.

The Chelsea job remains an exciting one and one man apparently being considered is former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.

The Sun reported last week that the Blues are ready to turn to Zidane, who has been out of work since leaving Los Blancos at the end of last season.


Zidane's requirements to join Chelsea

Zidane would come with an impressive resume, having won the Champions League three times in successive years at the Bernabeu.

And The Sun claim in their latest report that the Frenchman is interested in the job - if his three requirements are met.

Zidane’s three-part wishlist is as follows:

1. New contract for Eden Hazard to keep the Belgian at the club.

2. £200 million to improve the squad - more if he sells any current players who aren’t playing a major part.

3. A major say in recruitment alongside Marina Granovskaia, a director for Chelsea.


Of course, there may not be a job for Zidane to accept if Sarri convinces the club to stick with him.

And The Sun have reportedly heard from sources close to the 46-year-old that he isn’t expecting the job, as he knows that Sarri remains in control of his own destiny.

This week is huge for the former Napoli boss.

It starts with an FA Cup fifth-round tie against Manchester United and ends with the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.

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