Brazil keen to hire Zinedine Zidane – Report

Zinedine Zidane has been touted as a possible successor to Tite as Brazil’s next manager, French newspaper L’Equipe reports.

Brazil are looking for a new manager after Tite resigned following the defeat to Croatia.

According to the French outlet, the Brazilian FA is hoping to appoint a foreigner after Tite stepped down after the country’s shock World Cup quarter-final.

Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel and Rafael Benítez are among others linked with a role with Brazil.

Zidane has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid in May 2021 and was linked with various jobs including the France national team and Manchester United before they signed Erik ten Hag.

Zidane won three consecutive Champions League trophies as Real Madrid manager between 2015/16 and 2017/18, also taking his side to LaLiga glory in both 2016/17 and 2019/20.

Zidane has also been linked with a return to club management and the France job. The president of the French Football Federation has indicated that he will hold talks with French national coach Didier Deschamps ‘next week’ in the hope of extending his contract.

Deschamps, who won the World Cup for France as a player in 1998 and as a manager in 2018, has been at the helm of Les Bleus since 2012.

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