Zinedine Zidane could leave Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti this summer and start his management career as Bordeaux's head coach in the French Ligue 1 next season.
'Girondin de Bordeaux' took one step forward after proposing 'Zizou' a two-year deal contract , ending in 2016, as Bordeaux are looking for a successor to Francis Gillot who announced his departure after three years spent at the club last week.
But no one will hear officially from the Ballon d'Or winner until May 24 as he is preparing his side for their first Champions League final in 12 years, where they go up against neighbours Atletico Madrid In Lisbon.
Zidane, 41, joined his former club Real Madrid as special adviser in November 2010 after an appeal from Jose Mourinho. He was expected to work closely whit the first-team, and in July 2011 the former Real's midfielder was announced as the club's new sporting director. It was then in 2013 that he became assistant coach to current manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The 1998 World Cup winner spent four years of his football career at Stade Chaban Delmas - Bordeaux's home ground - as an attacking midfielder where he score 28 goals in 139 appearances, before joining Juventus in 1996.
A return to Bordeaux as head coach, this time, would give him experience of coaching and managing a team in on of the top five divisions Europe.
And the experience he would gain during his two years at Bordeaux could link him with a return to the Spanish giant Real Madrid in 2016, when Carlo Ancelotti contract expire.
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