Zidane: I'd like to manage Real Madrid and France

Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid Castilla and French footballing legend Zinedine Zidane has admitted that he'd love to coach both Real Madrid and France one day.

Zinedine Zidane has been linked with numerous coaching positions since spending last season as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant, but he chose to turn down all offers to manager the reserve team, Real Madrid Castilla.

However, just because he's managing in Spain's Segunda B division, does not mean the World Cup winner is without ambition and he revealed in an interview with Canal+ that he would love to take over the Real Madrid bench when Ancelotti has moved on.

"Of course I'm interested (in becoming Real Madrid's manager), but they have a very good one at the moment," he said. "I have time, I have to learn. My career as a footballer wasn't made in two years."

Zidane went on to add that perhaps above being the manager for Real Madrid, his primary ambition is to be manager of France, but remained mum on when he hoped to assume that position that is currently held by his former teammate and friend Didier Deschamps.

"I'm going to say this clearly, my objective and my ambition is to be the manager of France," he declared. "When? One day, I have plenty of time..."

Zidane then gave his assessment, as a former player and current coach, of Juventus' French midfielder Paul Pogba, who is wanted by virtually every top club in Europe.

"He's the object of many desires for many great clubs. He has enormous potential and he still has room to improve.

"I have no idea what he's going to do (if he's going to Real Madrid or PSG), I don't know. When you're Real Madrid or any other big club, you have a strong interest in these types of players because he's a young player, with talent that can still progress."

Zidane recently spent three days in Munich, learning new tactical systems and coaching methods under former El Clasico rival and current Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola.

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