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Zidane hints at coaching role

Image: Zinedine Zidane: France icon is learning from Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid

France legend Zinedine Zidane has revealed his interest in becoming a football manager in the future.

France legend fosters dreams of moving into management

France legend Zinedine Zidane has revealed his interest in becoming a football manager in the future and has described Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho as the best in the world. Zidane quit playing professional football in 2006 following the World Cup finals in Germany and currently works as Madrid's director of football, the club for whom he played between 2001 and 2006. The 39-year-old has long been mooted to become a coach following a successful playing career during which he won the World Cup, the European Championship and the UEFA Champions League, and he has now admitted fostering plans to that effect.

Something to give

"I will always miss the pitch," he told TV show Canal Football Club. "I have not regretted my decision to hang up my boots, even if I could have gone on playing for a couple of years more. "Will I become a coach in the future? Why not? I can feel it titillates me a little. "I feel that is where I have something to give. We will see, there is no hurry." Zidane also heaped praise on Mourinho and enthused: "Mourinho? I am learning working alongside him. To me, he is the best."

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