Zidane refuses US national football team offer: Reports
Zinedine Zidane has turned down a lucrative offer to succeed Gregg Berhalter as head coach of the United States men's national football team.
Prominent French football manager and former player Zinedine Zidane has rejected an offer to become the new coach of the US national men's team, according to sources in US media on Sunday.
According to ESPN, the US Soccer Federation has contacted Zidane with an offer to manage the national team after the contract of current coach Gregg Berhalter expires.
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Earlier reports suggested that Zidane would take over as coach of the French national team after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but the French Football Federation decided to extend current coach Didier Deschamps' contract until the 2026 World Cup.
Zidane was the head coach of Real Madrid from 2016 to 2018 and again from 2019 to 2021. As the club's head coach, he won the Champions League three times, the Spanish La Liga twice, the UEFA Super Cup twice, and the FIFA Club World Cup once.