Zinedine Zidane, now self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, won’t exactly be unaware of the barrage of criticism coming his way, but at present, he’s not in the firing line.

It will provide a great deal of thinking time for the Frenchman away from the rigors of the daily routine at Real Madrid and if he thinks that he has taken Los Blancos as far as he can in this, his second stint in the chair of the boss.

Before the end of the 2020/21 campaign, nothing can disrupt the balance, although the end of the season would seem to offer a reasonable chance for a clean break.

After that, Didier Deschamps, his former French national team colleague and now Les Bleus boss, indicated that it would make sense for Zidane to take over after his contract expires.

“Indeed. I understand this is going to be discussed again and it makes sense. It would be like going full circle,’ said Deschamps in a BFMTV interview, quoted by AS.

“In his game, he always had a deciding aspect and I never had a problem with that. Afterward, everything he has done… Zizou is Zizou.”

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