Zidane: I didn’t leave Real Madrid to take France job


The 1998 World Cup winner insists his decision to walk away from the Santiago Bernabeu was not made with an international coaching post in mind.

“The most important thing is to support the team of France,” he told TF1.

“I didn’t stop to want to take the team of France. I stopped to make a parenthesis.

“I’m behind the French team. We want it to bring back a second title.”

Zidane claims to have made no decision on his immediate future as yet, with a welcome break being enjoyed after a stressful but successful period at the Santiago Bernabeu helm.

Quizzed on what he has planned at a promotional event, the 1998 World Cup winner said: “I’ve got my feet up and am feeling good.

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