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Zidane reportedly chosen for France managerial role should ‘Les Bleus’ fail to qualify for 2014 World Cup

by Tom Conn | Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013

Real Madrid assistant manager, Zinedine Zidane has always flirted with the idea of managing the French national team ever since he got his coaching badges and he will reportedly get his turn as the FFF is looking to hire him if current coach, Didier Deschamps fails leading the team past their qualifier and to Brazil.


In a report filed on Thursday by French newspaper, Libération, Zidane will be named manager by the France Football Federation if Deschamps fails to get the squad past the Ukraine in their upcoming 2014 World Cup Qualifying playoff match.

The report even suggests that there is an internal power struggle to weaken Deschamps and the team’s confidence in his ability to lead them to Brazil next summer.

In a recent interview with TF1, Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra spoke berated several journalists from Canal+ and noted that Deschamps reiterated that the defender would not get his captain’s armband back after leading a walkout in the 2010 World Cup.

The FFF did not go on to punish Evra and stated that he is defending the team, in what Libération believes was a carefully orchestrated demonstration to show that Deschamps has lost control of his team.

According to the publication, the buildup has begun now in order to give Zidane four-years of prep time before the 2016 World Cup.

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