With permission from Newcastle’s owners, Zinedine Zidane will take over as manager.
Zinedine Zidane is among the best available football managers right now, but that may not be the case for long. The Real Madrid legend is rumored to have an agreement in place to take over as manager of Marseille should the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) be successful in acquiring the team.
Zidane has a theoretical agreement in place with the PIF, who are also the owners of Newcastle United, to take over as manager of his childhood club should they acquire the Ligue 1 team in the future, according to a report in France Bleu Provence.
While it looks that McCourt is currently unwilling to sell, the Saudis are eager to make a proposal in an effort to purchase Marseille from its present owner, Frank McCourt.
Due to their reputation and stature in French football, it is thought that PIF has chosen OM as the best club to take over. This would also enable them to fight directly with their regional rivals Qatar, who control Paris Saint-Germain.
subsequently leaving Real Madrid in the summer of 2021, Zidane has been jobless, however he has subsequently been linked to positions at Man United and the France national team. All of these failed to happen, leaving the Frenchman jobless.
The 51-year-old has had a tremendously successful career as a manager, having won two La Liga championships and three Champions League wins during his two tenure at Real Madrid. Nothing, however, could compare to finally bringing home a trophy with the team he played for as a youngster.