Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has backed former Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, to coach the France national team in the near future.
Zidane has been heavily linked with a move to become Paris Saint-Germain manager.
But Henry believes Zidane’s ties with Marseille will make it difficult for him to become PSG’s next manager, adding that the former midfield maestro is patiently waiting for the opportunity to succeed current France coach, Didier Deschamps.
Zidane guided Real Madrid to three consecutive Champions League titles between 2016 and 2018.
Following the glorious spell at Santiago Bernabeu, Zidane decided to take a sabbatical but returned to Real Madrid when they landed themselves in trouble again.
His second spell didn’t see him win another Champions League, but he did lead Real Madrid to their 34th La Liga title in the 2019-2020 campaign.
Zidane has been reluctant to take up a new project since leaving his Los Blancos job at the end of the 2020-2021 season.
Speaking to CBS Sports, Henry said, “If Zidane can be a good choice for PSG? I think so. The only problem I see, and I know people will tell me it’s not a big deal, but it is, is that he’s regularly associated with Marseille.
“And we all know the rivalry between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille.”
Henry added: “It seems to me that he is patient for the position of [France] coach. I’m not saying that Didier Deschamps is about to leave or wants to leave [France national team]. Anyway, it would be a surprise to see him in Paris.”