Sunday, January 17, 2021

Zinedine Zidane unsure about Chelsea job as top European club looks to scoop the Frenchman!

The former Real Madrid boss has been linked with a move to Premier League but is unsure about it.

Chelsea are going through tough time. What started as a wonderful season for them is now turning out to be a bad one. Chelsea have only scored once in their last three Premier Leagues. They are yet to register their first away Premier League win in 2019. After their 6-0 humiliating defeat by Manchester City there was an inquest held by Chelsea. With pressure of delivering victories increasing on Sarri and FIFA ban, there were reports of Zidane replacing Sarri. However it seems Zidane is unsure about Chelsea job as top European club looks to scoop the Frenchman.

Zinedine Zidane unsure about Chelsea job as Juventus prepare rival offer. Chelsea will need to act fast if they want Zinedine Zidane to replace Maurizio Sarri with Juventus ready to make a rival offer – and the Frenchman appears keener on a return to Turin. Sarri earned himself a stay of execution with Wednesday’s win over Tottenham Hotspur, though there are still significant worries behind-the-scenes about his suitability to lead the club. Chelsea were hammered 6-0 by Manchester City just a few weeks ago – their heaviest ever Premier League defeat – but gave a dogged display in the Carabao Cup final before seeing off Spurs.

Current Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri is set to leave in the summer after completing what is set to be a fifth straight Serie A success. Chelsea have made French legend Zidane their top target to succeed under-fire Maurizio Sarri. But Juve also want their ex-midfield maestro and Zidane has never hidden his affection for the club known as ‘The Old Lady’. And it means Chelsea could miss out on their managerial target unless they get Zidane signed up now. Allegri’s decision on his Juve future will have a huge knock-on effect for the Blues, as it is believed in Italy Zidane would prefer to take the job back at his old club. Allegri has always claimed three years is as long as he would want at any club. The former Milan boss still has children at school in Turin but is said to have become frustrated by expectations at the club. One friend said: “Max is about to win Serie A for the fifth time but all he hears is that he should be doing better in the Champions League. He feels it might be time for a change.”

Zidane told friends Chelsea may not be the right move for him after the issues confronted by Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte and now Sarri. The World Cup winner, 46, even recorded a message to Juve fans three months ago in which he said: “I hope to come soon and spend some time with you. Greetings to all and Forza Juve!”

Author’s Take:

Given Chelsea’s transfer ban no manager would be keen to manager the Blues. If Chelsea want a new boss then they must give him transfer funds. Since the ban is on, Chelsea should stick with Zidane.

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