Zinedine Zidane ‘among candidates being considered for Brazil job’

Zinedine Zidane ‘among candidates being considered for Brazil job’, according to reports in France… with the country’s FA ‘wanting to appoint a foreign manager’ after Tite quit following their shock World Cup exit

  • Brazil are in search of a new manager after Tite resigned after losing to Croatia
  • Reports suggest the Brazilian FA are keen to hire a foreign boss to replace them
  • Zidane has been linked with a return to club management and work in France

Zinedine Zidane is under consideration for the vacancy in Brazil, according to reports in France.

Zidane has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid in May 2021 and was linked with dozens of jobs, including with the France national team and Manchester United before appointing Erik ten Hag.

The 50-year-old former Real and France midfielder has now emerged as a potential replacement for Tite, French newspaper L’Equipe have reported.

Zinedine Zidane reportedly linked with Brazil job as he seeks managerial return

According to the French outlet, the Brazilian FA are hoping to appoint a foreigner following Tite’s departure following the country’s shock quarter-final World Cup exit.

Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel or Rafael Benítez are among the others to have been linked with a role with Brazil.

Zidane has been touted as a possible successor to Didier Deschamps but there are growing expectations that he will remain in charge of the France squad.

Tite quit as Brazil national team manager hours after their World Cup exit

Tite quit as Brazil national team manager hours after their World Cup exit

The president of the French Football Federation has indicated that he will meet with France coach Didier Deschamps “next week” in the hope of extending his contract.

Deschamps, who won the World Cup for France as a player in 1998 and a coach in 2018, has been in charge of Les Bleus since 2012.

FFF president Noel Le Graet has made it clear he wants the 54-year-old to remain in charge – and even hinted that Deschamps could lead the team at the 2030 World Cup.

Didier Deschamps reflects on his future with France after Sunday's heartbreaking defeat

Didier Deschamps reflects on his future with France after Sunday’s heartbreaking defeat

It has been suggested that Zidane will look to return to managing the club if Deschamps stays.

Zidane won three successive Champions League trophies as Real Madrid manager between 2015-16 and 2017-18 and also led his side to La Liga glory in 2016-17 and 2019-20.

Paris Saint-Germain chased his signature last summer before signing Christophe Galtier, but Zidane had little interest in joining the organization back then.

The French newspaper claim the former World Cup winner would rather move to a league he knows well – like Serie A or La Liga than the Premier League.

Zidane is believed to be interested in the Juventus job, although he is currently unavailable.

FFF president Noel Le Graet (pictured with Deschamps) will meet with the French coach

FFF president Noel Le Graet (pictured with Deschamps) will speak with the France coach ‘next week’ about extending his contract

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