UEFA President Michel Platini believes Zinedine Zidane should start his career as a head coach at AS Monaco. Zidane is currently working as an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, but rumors also claim that Zidane may succeed Ancelotti at Real Madrid.
Platini, though, believes that the French legend is ready for club management, and stated that Monaco could be an ideal destination given that Les Rouges et Blancs are backed financially by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev.
It can be a place where he can bring in top-class players and help the club become one of the giants in Europe.
Platini told newspaper L’Equipe:
“If Zinedine wants to be a coach, it’s a good start with Monaco. It is a good club that has means. He has spent a year with Carlo Ancelotti at Real. So, he’s ready.
“If he wants to do the job, he has to take the step. And if he wants to take charge of the French national team one day, it’s better if he starts with the club.
“I have spoken to Zinedine and I know that he wants to commit himself. He has a name, he’s intelligent. He’ll be a very good coach.”
Platini further claimed that Zidane doesn’t lack ambition and feels the former attacking midfielder has what it takes to taste success and become a top coach.
If Zidane can be a great coach like the great player he has always been, his side would surely be one to watch.