French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet came under fire on Monday as he was forced to apologise for what he dubbed his own "clumsy remarks" about Zinedine Zidane's potential interest in coaching the France national team.
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French champions Paris Saint-Germain are near to reaching an agreement for Zinedine Zidane to replace Mauricio Pochettino as coach, French media reported on Friday.
The five metre (16 feet) high bronze showing Zinedine Zidane in confrontation with Italian defender Marco Materazzi was put up for less than four weeks on the Doha seafront in 2013
Speaking to ANI, Rohit Sharma revealed his favourite footballer and also opened up about an El Clasico experience in 2020.
Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers and Ajax coach Erik ten Hag have also been linked to take over as Manchester United's new manager.
Former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos signed a two-year contract with French club Paris Saint-Germain.
Zinedine Zidane said he resigned as Real Madrid manager because he felt the Spanish club no longer had any faith in him.
Juventus have sacked coach Andrea Pirlo after a single season in charge
Zinedine Zidane's departure comes at the end of a disappointing season for Real Madrid, as they finished trophyless for the first time in 11 years.