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Jan 15, 2014

Zidane 'a future Bordeaux boss'

Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud has said he would welcome the opportunity to appoint Zinedine Zidane as the club's coach.

Zinedine Zidane has much to teach Gareth Bale, on and off the pitch.
Zidane has begun his coaching career at Real Madrid.

After ending his playing career in 2006, Zidane, 41, has had a number of off-the-pitch roles at his last club, Real Madrid, before being appointed assistant coach to first-team boss Carlo Ancelotti at the Santiago Bernabeu last summer. 

Ancelotti has praised Zidane's input, who this week successfully completed a university course in sports club management, and though the former France international's experience in the dugout is limited, Triaud told sport365 he would consider the former Bordeaux midfielder should the coaching role at the Stade Chaban-Delmas become vacant.

Triaud, who gave Zidane's former international teammate,  Laurent Blanc, his first major coaching role in 2007 and was rewarded with the Ligue 1 title two years later, said: "Why not? He's a boy for whom we've retained a lot of friendship and respect. I think about it sometimes. But let's be clear, there is no question of it at Bordeaux for the moment.

"I don't know what his career plan is. Does he want to try himself at a French club from the off or does he want to experience some years as an assistant at a club like Real Madrid? One day, if it's the case, the door is open, but things are going very well with Francis Gillot for the moment."

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