Zinedine Zidane is currently a free agent after leaving Real Madrid in May 2021. And has long been regarded as France coach Didier Deschamps’ successor.
Brazil is on the lookout for a replacement for former head coach Tite, who stepped down following Selecao’s quarterfinal exit from the FIFA World Cup 2022. Zinedine Zidane, France’s World Cup hero in 1998, is the most recent name to be linked to the job.
According to the French newspaper L’Equipe, Brazil has expressed interest in Zidane, the former Real Madrid coach who has also been considered for the top job in France.
After Carlo Ancelotti Zidane is the fifth coach to be linked to the Brazil job. Other candidates for the position include Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel, and Rafael Benitez.
The Brazilian Football Federation, according to the newspaper, is looking for a foreign coach. After failing to advance past the quarterfinal stage in two consecutive World Cups in Russia and Qatar. Since winning the World Cup in 2002, Brazil has only made it to the final four once, in the 2014 home World Cup.
Zidane is currently a free agent after leaving Real Madrid in May 2021. He has long been regarded as the successor to France coach Didier Deschamps, who has been in charge since 2012. Zidane was also linked to Manchester United before the club hired Erik ten Hag as manager.
Zidane coached Real Madrid to three consecutive Champions League and two La Liga titles.