Heyfor some time it was expected that Mauricio Pochettino would not train Paris Saint Germain in the 2022/23 season, however no one expected him to return to coaching at the club Zinedine Zidane.
The latest information indicates that the former RealMadrid coach selected as candidate to replace Argentine after defeating rivals Christophe Galtier and José Mourinho.
If a Zidane joined a club like Manchester United, Bayern or Juventus. then it would be news that Real Madrid fans could expect and understand.
These are all clubs with huge European ancestry and history, and all of them are attractive to potential coaches.
However, in partnership with Nasser Al-Khelaifi and PSGZidane will need forgiveness from Real Madrid given the new state of rivalry between the two clubs.
PSG just distributed RealMadrid hammer blow using intense political pressure to re-sign Kylian Mbappe to a contract extension despite Los Blancos doing an incredible job of convincing him to sign with the Spanish champions.
It was a strong enough blow, but for the stadium’s favorite son, the Santiago Bernabéu, to immediately go and coach him in direct competition with Los Merengues? This is too strong a blow.
Conspiracies will spin. Mbappe knew Zidane came and stayed. Zidane persuaded Mbappe to stay in Paris knowing about the job, and he decided to plunge the knife into his former employers… the club where he enjoys legendary status.
There is, of course, a chance that all these cases are a coincidence, and Zidane had nothing to do with the decision Mbappe turns down Real Madrid… but no one can know for sure.