Zinedine Zidane, the former coach of Real Madrid, has reportedly turned down an offer to manage the Algeria national football team.
Despite his Algerian heritage, Zidane has decided to explore other opportunities instead.
This news comes after Algeria recently ended their association with coach Djamel Belmadi following their disappointing performance in AFCON 2023.
The decision to part ways with Belmadi was surprising, especially since he had recently extended his contract in January.
FIFA has launched an investigation into the controversy surrounding Belmadi’s departure and his severance package from the Algerian FA.
According to reports, Zidane was the top choice for Algeria to replace Belmadi, but the 51-year-old coach declined the offer.
It appears that Zidane is waiting for a club role and has previously turned down offers from national teams such as Brazil and the USA.
Zidane has been without a managerial position since leaving Real Madrid in 2021, and there are speculations that he is considering a job in Serie A.