Will Zinedine Zidane once again be a hot candidate in the coaching search? FC Bayern? According to information from Spanish According to Marca, the Munich employers' association has been in contact with the company's management in recent days. French World stars to express their interest and see if they would be willing to return as a coach.

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Zidane has not worked as a coach for almost three years: he left Real Madrid in June 2021. In two terms as coach of Los Blancos, Zidane won the Champions League three times, the UEFA Super Cup twice, the team was proclaimed champion of the club world twice, won two league titles in Spain and the Spanish Super Cup twice. In 2017 he became… FIFA-Elected World Coach of the Year.

Bayern apparently asks Zidane: language barrier is the sticking point

However, a problem for Zidane at Bayern could be the language barrier: Zidane, 51, speaks French, Spanish and Italian, but no German and almost no English. Therefore, communication with the players and also with those in charge at Bayern could be complicated.

For a long time, FC Bayern's motto was that the coach should also speak German. However, FCB president Herbert Hainer recently explained: “Not speaking German is not an exclusion criterion for us. We are looking for the best solution for FC Bayern and we also have an international team. A trainer can also act non-verbally.”

However, television expert Lothar Matthäus criticized Zidane: “English should be the minimum you should speak as a coach at Bayern.”

Current national coach Julian Nagelsmann, who could return to FCB after leaving in March 2023, and Roberto De Zerbi of Brighton & Hove Albion were recently considered the best candidates for the position of coach of the German record champions. English First League.

By Sebastian Mittag