Ex Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has reportedly rejected a lucrative offer to manage Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr.
The Frenchman has been out of work since leaving Los Blancos in 2021 following a trophyless season at the Bernabeu and has been linked with former club Juventus’ hot seat amid speculation Max Allegri is set to lose his job at the end of the season.
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According to Foot Mercato journalist Santi Aouna, Zidane has rejected the offer of a two-year contract worth an incredible $160m a year to take over Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr with the Riyadh-based club currently sitting second in the Saudi Pro League.
🚨🟡🔵🇫🇷 #SaudiaProLeague |
◉ Zinedine Zidane a refusé une offre de 150M€ par an en provenance d'Al-Nassr 🇸🇦.
— Santi Aouna (@Santi_J_FM) May 25, 2023
The Saudi side were hoping to reunite Zidane with club captain Ronaldo, who together won three consecutive Champions Leagues between 2016 and 2018, as well as two FIFA Club World Cups and a solitary La Liga title at Real Madrid.