Emmanuel Macron always seems to be a little more involved in football. After Kylian Mbappé’s extension to PSG, the President of the Republic has publicly campaigned for the arrival of Zinedine Zidane on the bench of the capital club. “I have not spoken with Zinedine Zidane but we really want to have in the French championship a sportsman and a talented coach who has been able to bring back three major cups that we covet a lot for our clubs. I wish for the influence of the championship that he returns to train a big French club. France is a great nation of sport and football and it is important for us that the best, that we have trained, can come back..
The Head of State, who responded to RMC Sports this Wednesday, therefore hopes to see the former Madrid technician favor PSG over the France team where a certain Didier Deschamps officiates. Under contract with the French football federation until 2022, the coach does not yet know if he will still be in post after the World Cup in Qatar. While waiting to know more about his future, he preferred to avoid commenting on Emmanuel Macron’s remarks at a press conference. “Sincerely, I already do not respond to what my president (Noël Le Graët) says, even less to the President of the Republic. If it can allow you to have debates… Go ahead»he finished with a smile.