Zidane Prefers Juventus Switch Over Bayern Munich


Zinedine Zidane is the latest coach to be linked with the Bayern Munich bench for the upcoming season, however, a close friend of the former Real Madrid coach suggests that if Juventus were to extend an offer, Zidane would prioritize a return to the club where he made his mark as a player.

Zidane, who departed Real in the summer of 2021, has remained out of the managerial scene since then. With his illustrious career as both a player and coach, Zidane commands attention wherever he goes. His deep-rooted connection with Juventus, where he played from 1996 to 2001, adds weight to the speculation surrounding his potential return to the Serie A giants.

During his time at Juventus, Zidane left an indelible mark on the club’s history, showcasing his extraordinary talent before his then-record transfer to Real Madrid for approximately €77.5 million.

Recent reports from German channel Sport 1 suggest that Bayern Munich is considering Zidane as one of the options to fill their managerial vacancy for the next season. Following the announcement that Thomas Tuchel will not extend his stay beyond the current campaign, Bayern Munich is actively exploring potential successors.

Despite the interest from Bayern Munich, sources close to Zidane indicate that his heart lies with Juventus. The prospect of returning to Turin, where he enjoyed immense success as a player, holds a special allure for the Frenchman. If Juventus were to present him with an offer, Zidane would reportedly prioritize a move back to familiar territory.

The Frenchman’s potential return to Juventus comes amid speculation about his future plans. Previously, it was speculated that he might wait for an opportunity with the French national team. However, with Didier Deschamps recently having his contract extended after guiding France to the World Cup Final in 2022, the path to the France job seems less clear for Zidane.

Meanwhile, as Bayern Munich assesses their options for the interim manager position, former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has emerged as a candidate. Sky Sports Deutschland reports that Solskjaer could potentially step in as a caretaker manager until the end of the season if Thomas Tuchel is sacked.


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