French legend Zinedine Zidane looks likely to reject an offer to take charge of Monaco next season, according to Fichajes. net.
The 41-year-old, currently working at Real Madrid as assistant manager to Carlo Ancelotti, has been linked with taking up a career in management in the near future, and it had been suggested that he was on Monaco’s shortlist to replace Claudio Ranieri next season.
The former attacking midfielder has also been talked up as a possible contender for the French national team job in 2016, and it is thought that he would be open to taking up that option. Zidane would be honoured to take charge of his country, whom he represented 108 times in his glorious playing career, though he is in no hurry to leave his current role at the Bernabeu.
Much may depend, however, on the future of Ancelotti at the club, with some rumours suggesting that the Italian is already under pressure in only his first season in the Spanish capital. Real are currently three points behind rivals Atletico Madrid in the La Liga title race, and have not performed well in the big games this season, including a recent 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, though they went through 3-2 on aggregate.