Former Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has revealed that he is “taking a break” from football following his decision to stand down as Real Madrid boss at the end of last month.
The 45-year-old led Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League title last season before stepping down as head coach of the Spanish giants.
The former midfielder has been linked with the France job, while the Qatar national team are also believed to be interested in speaking to the Frenchman.
Zidane, however, has said that he has no plans for the future as he takes some time away from the sport.
“Right now, I am taking a break,” Diario AS quotes Zidane as saying. “I do not know what I will do after, because at the moment the most important thing was the decision that I took. The future? We will see.”
Zidane was at an event in Saint-Denis, close to the Stade de France, to inaugurate a new youth football pitch belonging to adidas alongside his former team-mates Laurent Blanc, Youri Djorkaeff, Fabien Barthez, Christian Karembeu and Robert Pires.
There have been suggestions that he could take up a role in the dugout at the French national stadium in the near future.”This team has real potential,” he confessed.”I hope that they go as far as possible and, why not, win the World Cup.”
He also spoke about Kylian Mbappe, a player he was linked with signing last summer.”He’s fabulous for the age he has,” he reflected.”You have to let him do what he knows because he will always make the right decision.”
Los Blancos are yet to replace Zidane at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.