Reports surfaced in November claiming that footballing legend and former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, who guided the Spanish giants to three consecutive UEFA Champions League titles and twice won the La Liga crown during two stints with the club, could take over at Paris Saint-Germain if PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino left to join Premier League side Manchester United.
Much has changed since then.
Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of none other than Real Madrid in the round of 16, and new PSG sporting director Luis Campos is reportedly looking to replace the former Tottenham Hotspur coach with somebody capable of navigating the Parisians to European glory. United, meanwhile, now have Erik ten Hag serving as their new manager.
Earlier on Friday, ESPN’s Julien Laurens reported that Paris Saint-Germain “are trying to convince” Zidane to sign on as Pochettino’s replacement. Football insider Fabrizio Romano later made it clear, however, that no deal is imminent at this time: