Griezmann wants Zidane as French coach

Antoine Griezmann has expressed his wish to see former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane take charge of the France national team.


The 27-year-old was part of the France team that claimed World Cup glory in the summer, with head coach Didier Deschamps steering Le Bleus to their first title since 1998.

It has not been completely plain sailing since the tournament in Russia, however, with France having been beaten by Netherlands in their most recent Nations League fixture, while they were held by Iceland in a friendly in October.

And although Griezmann believes Deschamps has done a “terrific” job and earned the right to remain in charge of the national team for as long as he wants, he believes former Real Madrid manager Zidane would be the ideal choice to take over.

“I don’t know how long Deschamps wants to remain as national manager,” he told ESPN.

“He has earned the respect he has, and I think he will be on the job as much as he wants. However, I believe Zidane could be the best manager available [for France]. Actually, Deschamps has done a terrific job.”

Regardless of who is in charge, Griezmann says that France are targeting further glory at Euro 2020, and then even the 2022 World Cup, given the youth withing the squad that includes the likes of 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe.

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