Real Madrid Stadium

Zidane Fires “No” At Bayern Job, Backs Madrid To Win UCL Semi-Final

Last updated on:
Zidane Rejects Bayern Job offer. Legendary French midfielder throws weight behind Real Madrid to win second leg of UCL semi-final showdown.

Zidane Rejects Bayern

Zinedine Zidane has reportedly turned down the opportunity to replace Thomas Tuchel as Bayern Munich's head coach. 

As shared on Fabrizio Romano’s X handle, the French legendary footballer, who previously managed Real Madrid for two successful stints was blunt with his decision to reject one of the biggest coaching jobs in European football when asked if he would take the offer in the future.

Recent reports have claimed that the Bundesliga giants have expressed an interest in appointing Zidane, with current boss Thomas Tuchel leaving this summer. During a recent interview with SkyDE, when asked about the possibility of taking the job at Bayern Munich in the future, Zidane firmly stated, "No".

Instead, Zidane has chosen to support his former club, Real Madrid, in their quest to defeat Bayern Munich in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals. Despite playing out a thrilling 2-2 draw in the first leg in Germany, Zidane is confident that Real Madrid have what it takes to overcome the German giants and book their spot in the Champions League final.

He added: "I'm going to watch the game, hopefully, Real Madrid will win."

Meanwhile, French publication L’Equipe previously reported that Zidane could snub the Bavarian club and accept Manchester United's offer.

It comes amid repeated claims that United are interested in the former Real Madrid manager, with Erik ten Hag under pressure at Old Trafford. It is also claimed in the report that Zidane has one eye on the situation at Manchester United.

Zidane told L’Equipe in 2022: "If I go back to a club, it is to win. When someone says to me, 'Do you want to go to Manchester?' I understand English but I don't fully master it."

"I know there are coaches who go to clubs without speaking the language, but I work differently. To win, many elements come into play. It's a global context. I know what I need to win."

"Of course, I might not always win, but I know that you need to have this, this, and this. And I want to do everything on my side to optimise my chances of victory."

If this rumour turns out to be true, it would certainly be a shocking turn of events for Zidane to make his way to England and take charge of one of the biggest clubs in the world. His track record at Real Madrid speaks for itself, having won numerous league titles, including Champions League trophies, three consecutive times. 

Stand:- Published in:
Sofoluwe Mayowa is an experienced youth team coach, football analyst, and sports writer with over seven years of experience. His role at Betting Tips Africa focuses on: > Football analysis > Betting tips and predictions > Sportsbook analysis and testing.