- Zinedine Zidane is reportedly linked with a sensational switch to former club Juventus as a director
- The Frenchman is presently unattached after leaving the Santiago Bernabeu at end of last campaign.
- Zidane is expected to work with Fabio Paratici as a director
Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has been reportedly linked with a sensational switch to former club Juventus as a director of the Serie A outfit, reports suggest.
The Frenchman is presently unattached after leaving the Santiago Bernabeu at end of last campaign. However, he has accepted in principle to team up with Juventus where he is expected to work with Fabio Paratici as a director.
According to the UK Express report citing sources at Spain’s news outlet Libertad Digital, revealed that El Primer Palo radio station will communicate more information of the contract tonight.
Interestingly, Zidane’s new role at Juventus comes less than 24-hours after Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled by the Turin-based outfit.
Zidane alongside Ronaldo were members of the Los Blancos squad that won a triple consecutive UEFA Champions League crown in May.
The former Galaticos boss was appointed by the La Liga side in January 2016 and was at the helms of affairs within the seasons’ Real Madrid dominated European football.
The ex-Les Blues midfielder left his job at the Santiago Bernabeu in May, citing fatigue, and was later replaced by La Roja’s former coach Julen Lopetegui.
The Frenchman’s switch to Juventus is definitely not a surprise, after taking into account his previous stay at Turin with the Serie A side in his active days.
The ex-Galaticos star midfielder enjoyed five seasons at the Old Lady before Real Madrid slashed a record transfer sum of €77.5m in 2001 to take him to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Zidane left after claiming two Serie A titles but never won the the UEFA Champions League with Juventus.
Pressure on Allegri
The Frenchman’s arrival at Turin is expected to pile pressure on Old lady’s boss Max Allegri to deliver the Champions League silverware this campaign.
Since the Italian took over from Antonio Conte in 2014, he has succeeded in winning the domestic in each of his four seasons at Juventus as well as reaching two Champions League finals.
Earlier, there were suggestions that he could quit the Old Lady this summer but Allegri is poised to give Europe another shot this campaign.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to join Italian champions Juventus in a staggering £88m deal after club's President Andrea Agnelli traveled to Greece to convince him to join the Turin side.
After the exit of Portugal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup where they were sent out in the round of 16 stages, Cristiano Ronaldo took his family to Greece for holiday to relax before the new season will kick off.
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