Zinedine Zidane has rejected a proposal by the United States Soccer Federation to take over as head coach of the men’s national team, sources told ESPN.
Zidane, through his agent Alain Migliaccio, was asked if he would be interested in succeeding Gregg Berhalter as the American dugout, to which the Frenchman politely declined.
The 1998 World Cup winner, who turned 50 last June, has been without a club since the end of his second spell in charge of Real Madrid in the summer of 2021 but is eyeing the same spot on the France national team at some point.
However, with the announcement on Saturday that Didier Deschamps’ contract as France coach has been extended until 2026, Zidane will have to wait a few more years and could accept a job in the meantime.
But it will not be with the United States team, nor with the teams of Brazil or Portugal, who also did not bet on the three-time Champions League champion coach.
Berhalter’s contract as USMNT coach expired on December 31, and the federation announced this week that assistant coach Anthony Hudson would take over for friendlies against Serbia on January 25 in Los Angeles and against Colombia three days later in Carson. , california.