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Reports: Zinedine Zidane names three conditions to coach Premier League giant

18 Feb 2019, 16:49 IST
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What's the rumour?

According to reports from Spanish media outlet AS, Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane outlines his three conditions to coach Chelsea.

In case you didn't know...

Zinedine Zidane did an excellent job in first coaching stint as he broke records with Real Madrid in his 3-year-spell with the club. Zidane won three consecutive Champions League, one La Liga among other accolades since taking over Los Blancos after Rafa Benitez.

Zidane left Real Madrid after the end of 2017/18 season to take a sabbatical from football and evidently, Los Blancos are clearly missing his impact.

Meanwhile, Chelsea went through a managerial change like Real Madrid when they hired Maurizio Sarri at the start of current 2018/19 season. Chelsea are currently sixth in the Premier League, which is below the expectations of club hierarchy.

Despite starting well, Maurizio Sarri has recently faced criticisms after Chelsea dropped out of top 4 spot in the Premier Leagues. Chelsea's dismal run in 2019 includes a massive 6-0 defeat against Manchester City.

The heart of the matter

Zinedine Zidane is one of the possible destinations for Chelsea as there are some serious doubts circulating over the future of current Chelsea coach, Maurizio Sarri.

According to the report, the French coach has established some key guidelines for taking over at Chelsea. The guidelines include a transfer budget of €200M and Chelsea's talisman Eden Hazard staying at the club.

Zidane has also requested that he works closely with Marina Granovskaia, one of the club's directors and a key individual involving player acquisition at the football club.


The former Real Madrid coach wants to use the transfer budget wisely and develop a squad that he feels can enable the club to challenge for titles in all competitions.

Rumour rating: 5/10

It is no secret that Zinedine Zidane is one of the names in their wish list for some time now and Chelsea are looking for the right individual to propel the club back into the race for Premier League title.

What's next?

Chelsea will focus on regaining their place in the top four after facing Manchester United tonight in the FA Cup.

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