Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will not coach France before 2020, says FFF president

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French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet has revealed that Didier Deschamps could remain as the national team coach until at least 2020.

Graet thereby also played down growing speculation about Zinedine Zidane becoming French boss in the near future.

Zidane resigned as Real Madrid head coach soon after they secured their third successive Champions League title, after beating Liverpool 3-1 in the final in Kiev.

Ever since his departure, there have been talks of Zidane replacing Deschamps, who will be leading Les Blues at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Although, Graet has denied such claims.

Didier Deschamps looks on

“Zidane can sign in Juventus tomorrow, I don’t know anything,” he told RMC.

“You were surprised, me too, but don’t create a debate ‘Didier-Zizou’, it’s not serious.

“We start the World Cup with Didier. He signed a contract at least until 2020. And fortunately! Imagine if I didn’t do that… It’s better to be totally secure, the problem is not there now.

“There will not have any talks with him [Zidane] in the coming year. If I see him, we can talk of course, but the Deschamps is here until 2020 or even beyond.”

France meanwhile, have been drawn in Group C, alongside Australia, Peru and Denmark, in the upcoming tournament.

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Luring Mauricio Pochettino from Tottenham may prove to be an impossible job for Real Madrid

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From one Madrid manager to the next?

Luring Mauricio Pochettino to the Santiago Bernabeu could be the impossible job for Real Madrid, writes Marca.

The Tottenham manager is said to be top of club president Florentino Perez’s wishlist to replace Zinedine Zidane, who announced his shock resignation on Thursday.

But Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has let it be known that any attempts to poach their star manager will be met with a resounding ‘no’.

Levy and Madrid have history, with protracted negotiations over the transfers of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric from Tottenham having exasperated top brass among the Los Blancos hierarchy.

However, Perez may draw encouragement from the fact that both players did end up arriving in Madrid, and thus Pochettino, who has never hid his desire to manage Los Merengues, could also be persuaded to make the switch.

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Live Real Madrid blog: Los Blancos to battle Manchester United for Marco Verratti's signature

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5:30pm – Luring Pochettino could prove to be impossible job

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has long been thought of as a potential Madrid manager, and is among the favourites to replace Zinedine Zidane.

However, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has made it known that any approach for the Argentinian will be met with a resounding no.

Read more here.

4pm – Ronaldo hires bullfighter as personal bodyguard for World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo has hired Nuno Marecos, one of the world’s best bullfighters, to be his bodyguard in Russia during the World Cup.

Marecos is an ex-paratrooper and an MMA fighter.

Read more here.

10:30am – Madrid target Marco Verratti also wanted by Man United

Real Madrid face competition from Manchester United for the signature of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti this summer, according to reports.

Verratti is allegedly looking for a fresh challenge after establishing himself at the Parc des Princes, and the 25-year-old has been earmarked by Jose Mourinho as a potential marquee acquisition for this window.

Read our latest Rumour Mill here.

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