FFF: Zidane destined for French job

French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet believes Zinedine Zidane will someday manage the French national team.

The Real Madrid Coach has won two Champions League titles and a La Liga crown in his first 18 months in charge at the Bernabeu, and managing his nation would be ‘logical’, the FFF president said.

“It’s the logical follow-on. It’s probable that one day he will have the ambition of doing that,” Le Graet told RMC.

“For the moment, I think he still has a lot to contribute to Real and the club’s way of life suits him perfectly.

“I can’t believe what he’s done – I talked to him two or three years ago, and really encouraged him to go to Bordeaux or elsewhere, to start his career at a Ligue 1 club or a more humble one.”

“He’s done it with players who aren’t easy to deal with. In any case, you can see they like him, that his style of play suits them, that he makes changes at the right time.

“He’s really someone who has fulfilled his mission.”