I am sure that one day I will return to coaching, I would like to coach again

Statements from Zinedine Zidane, coach currently inactive since leaving the managerial position of Real Madrid in 2021.

I am sure that one day I will return to coaching, I would like to coach again
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Zinedine Zidane, the renowned former Real Madrid manager who has been without a club since his departure from the Spanish giants in 2021, recently sparked speculation about his return to coaching.

While attending the premiere of a documentary about legendary coach Marcello Lippi, Zidane opened up about his future in football coaching during an informal conversation.

When asked about the possibility of coaching the Italy national team, Zidane expressed an openness to the idea, stating, "'Coaching the Italy national team one day? Why not? Anyone would like to, but at the moment, I'm doing other things. I'm sure that one day I'll return to the sidelines; I would like to coach again,'" as reported by journalist Nicolò Schira. This comment has intrigued many in the football world, given Zidane's illustrious career as both a player and a coach.

Zidane also took the opportunity to commend Marcelo Lippi, underlining the profound impact Lippi had on his career. He recounted how Lippi was instrumental in bringing him to Juventus and was the first coach to truly believe in his abilities, allowing him the freedom to play and adapt to a new footballing culture after moving from France. Zidane attributed his development into the player he became in part to Lippi's guidance and trust.

Reflecting on his journey, Zidane acknowledged the influence of the great coaches he worked under, including Lippi and Carlo Ancelotti. He emphasized that while he learned a great deal from them, it's essential for each individual to carve out their own path in the sport.

Zidane's remarks have left fans and observers eagerly anticipating his potential return to coaching, speculating on what the next chapter could hold for one of football's most distinguished figures. Whether his future lies with a national team or a return to club football, Zidane's eventual comeback to the sidelines will be a significant moment in the sport.