Zinedine Zidane breaks silence on future return to management after being linked with top jobs at Man United and Bayern

After being questioned about a possible comeback to management at the Miami Grand Prix this weekend, Zinedine Zidane refuted rumors that he could take over as manager of Bayern Munich.

The sixth Grand Prix of the season was held on the American shore, and notable managers and former Real Madrid player Fernando Alonso were among the celebrities lining the grid.

The three-time Champions League champion manager made the most of his time in the arena by spending time with Verstappen and Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, as well as getting to know up-and-coming F1 academy players.

In an attempt to win his first Grand Prix, British driver Lando Norris entertained Zidane by battling head-to-head with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. However, it was the former World Cup winners’ appearance in Miami that infuriated football supporters.

during leaving Madrid during a second stint at the Santiago Bernabeu two years ago, the 51-year-old has not been in management and is carefully considering his options.

In an interview at the Miami Racetrack, Zidane revealed some of his future plans. Zidane has previously declared he will return to the dugout at some point in the future and has been continuously linked to prominent positions at PSG, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, and the French national team, among others.

After an exciting first-leg match in Germany, Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich will travel to Madrid on Wednesday for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final match. The aggregate score is tied at 2-2.

Bayern has already decided to part ways with Thomas Tuchel at the end of the season, therefore the team’s quest for a new manager is proceeding as well as the team’s run to the last four. Zidane has been suggested as a potential replacement.

Giving his prediction for the Champions League tie, Zidane told Sky Sports: ‘Hopefully Madrid. But it’s going to be a difficult game.’

‘No [I’m not joining Bayern]. I’m going to watch the game,’ he continued while laughing and walking away.

His latest declaration won’t bring joy amongst Bayern’s ranks, but could provide optimism in Manchester after the Frenchman was also linked with becoming the next Man United manager.

British billionaire investor Sir Jim Ratcliffe is mulling over whether to give under-fire Erik ten Hag another season in charge following a dismal Premier League and European campaign, and Zidane’s available status make him a readymade successor.

Meanwhile, Ten Hag is another candidate on Bayern Munich’s managerial shortlist, but currently remains happy at United.

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