The decision by Zinedine Zidane to reject their proposal to replace Christophe Galtier at the Parc des Princes has handed another damage to Paris Saint-Germain’s ambitions for the upcoming season.
Although PSG has not yet formally announced Galtier’s resignation, it has been widely reported that the former OGC Nice manager, who joined the team only this summer, has already been notified by Sporting Advisor Luis Campos that he is no longer in charge of Les Parisiens.
Le Parisien reported at the time that PSG were not receiving positive responses from Zidane despite making a proposal that would have put him among the top three highest-paid coaches in football right now. Zidane was PSG’s first choice in May, just as he was prior to Galtier’s arrival last year.
Le Parisien now reports that Zidane was approached by PSG in recent weeks, but has rejected their advances.
A new Real Madrid great is apparently being courted by the Saudi Pro League team to move to the country.
According to Portuguese sports journalist Pedro Almeida, the former Real Madrid manager has reportedly been offered up to €50 million a season to lead the team based in Riyadh.
Al-Nassr and Zidane have not yet responded to the allegations.
With the purchase of Premier League team Newcastle United and the signing of players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, Saudi Arabia has sought to increase the visibility of its brand in the world of sports, particularly football.