PSG Mercato: Qatar continues to push its pawns with Zinedine Zidane. In full discussions with Paris SG, the 49-year-old coach arrives at Doha.
PSG Mercato: Zidane will inaugurate a statue and meet the Emir of Qatar
After outplaying Real Madrid by snatching Kylian Mbappé’s extension, will Paris Saint-Germain pull off the big deal? Zinedine Zidane ? Determined to make the French technician the future coach of his team, the Emir of Qatar continues his pressing. After a first meeting in Paris, on the sidelines of the Champions League final, the two men should meet this Tuesday in Doha to continue their discussions. And according to the Spanish press, the former Real Madrid coach would have landed in Qatar on Monday.
The former playmaker of the Blues came to inaugurate a statue representing his famous whim on Marco Materazzi, in the final of the 2006 World Cup. Removed a few days after its installation in 2013, the statue will again be exhibited in a brand new sports museum in Doha. If the work of five meters made by the Algerian sculptor Adel Abdessemed had shocked at the start, things seem to have evolved according to the words of the person in charge of the museum which will welcome it.
“Societies evolve. It takes time, people are critical at first, but then understand things and get used to it. Zidane is a great friend of Qatar, and he is a great role model throughout the Arab world. Art is a matter of taste”, explained, the director of the Qatari Museums Sheikha al-Mayassa al-Thani, sister of the Emir of Qatar. And that’s good since the owner of Paris SG, Sheikh Tamim ben Hamad Al Thani, would have planned to meet Zizou on Tuesday to submit a new offer to him to convince him to replace Mauricio Pochettino.
PSG Mercato: Zinédine Zidane at Paris SG with a double cap
According to the information collected by the journalist Ramon Fuentes of La Onda Cerothe lines may well move between Zinedine Zidane and Paris Saint-Germain since the high dignitaries of the Parisian club would not be against seeing him combine the position of coach with that of coach of the French team if Didier Deschamps was not renewed after the 2022 World Cup. If he agreed to join PSG, the Marseillais could therefore have a double role in the future. This day could therefore be decisive for Paris SG and Zinedine Zidane.