Zinedine Zidane completes sports management diploma

Zinedine Zidane completes sports management diploma


Real Madrid legend, and current assistant boss, Zinedine Zidane, has taken a further step towards becoming a manager this week by completing a diploma in sports management.

The 41-year-old has made no secret of his desire to become the top dog at a major European club one day. And he already has offers on the table, with Bordeaux president Jea-Louis Triaud saying Zidane would be welcome back at the club where he started his career.

The 1998 World Cup winner, who also won La Liga and the Champions League with Real Madrid, completed the program at the Centre for Law and Economics of Sport in Limoges.

The rigorous two-year course allows students to develop many of the skills needed in running a successful sports organization. Some of the subjects that make up the program include Legal statutes of the professional club and Psychology and human management related to the professional team.

Zidane graduated from Limoges with former France teammate Oliver Dacourt, who spent a large chunk of his career in the Premier League with Leeds and Everton. Other famous names to have graduated from the course include former France coaches Laurent Blanc and Raymond Domenech, as well as ex-Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit.