Zinedine Zidane linked with Olympique de Marseille job

Zinedine Zidane linked with Olympique de Marseille job


Zinedine Zidane is one of the candidates to replace Marcelo Bielsa as Olympique de Marseille manager, according to French sports newspaper L’Equipe.

The Argentinian coach has quit the job after only one week of official competition, in which the Ligue 1 side lost to Caen 1-0 in the first game of the league.

Bielsa explained that he couldn’t “tolerate this situation of instability” believing the club had not met the agreements they had reached over his contract extension.

Assistant manager Franck Passi has taken on the job as a temporary measure, and Olympique de Marseille are desperately looking for a new manager.

Real Madrid Castilla manager Zinedine Zidane is one of the directors’ favourites, since the Los Blancos legend is originally from Marseille.

However, it seems highly unlikely that the French side are going to convince Zizou to join them with the Spanish season about to begin.

Zidane is determined to bring the Real Madrid reserve team back to the second division and has been working hard the whole summer to reach the start of the competition in great form.

Thus, Marseille will have to look elsewhere to find their new boss. Jurgen Klopp and Guus Hiddink are some of the other candidates for the job.