French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet stated that Zinadine Zidane could be in a position to succeed Mauricio Pochettino as manager of Paris Saint-Germain.

The 49-year-old departed from Real Madrid last year after apparently refusing to take over as manager of Manchester United in November.

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He has been linked with a comeback to management, with it being assumed that he wants to succeed Didier Deschamps as France’s national team manager.

However, with Pochettino’s future uncertain, there have been persistent whispers that Zizou could make the transfer to Les Parisiens.

It was reported in April that the ex-Tottenham manager was on the verge of being fired after another season in which they failed to win the Champions League.

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Pochettino is said to have wanted to return to the Premier League to replace Ralf Rangnick, but was surprised when Erik ten Hag was chosen instead.

Despite his insistence last month that he will remain in Paris, it is probable that he will leave PSG in the summer.

Zidane is widely regarded as the Ligue 1 champions’ preferred replacement.

And now, FFP president Le Graet has intimated that he would join forces with PSG rather than Les Bleus.

When asked if he will succeed Deschamps in the future, Zidane said L’Equipe, “You have to be careful what you say.”

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“Zidane has shown Madrid that he has qualities that were barely imaginable. In the minds of the French, he may be a successor. But that’s not my goal. We’ll see. If Didier and I go our separate ways, he will surely be one of the options. We’ll see what happens; Zidane might take on PSG, for the France team, you have to be free. But today, we are going to do everything to put Didier in the best conditions to win this World Cup,” he added.