Zinedine Zidane’s appointment at Bayern Munich seems unlikely.

Global sports media outlet ESPN reported on Monday that “Zidane has not been contacted by Bayern Munich about the appointment. Zidane is not in favor of the Munich job due to the language barrier. Zidane values communication and he is not fluent in English and German,” ESPN reported.

Thomas Tuchel succeeded Nagelsmann at the helm of Munich last season. Tuchel set his sights on a treble upon his arrival. However, despite Tuchel’s lofty ambitions, the Bavarians failed to fulfill them. They were eliminated in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) quarterfinals by Manchester City.

In the DFB-Pokal quarterfinals, they lost to Freiburg. The league title was a close call. Dortmund finished ahead of Munich in the standings, but Munich won the final game and Dortmund lost to Mainz to finish on top.

Munich’s goal this season was also a treble. However, they lost to third division Saarbrücken in the second round of the DFB-Pokal. The treble was out of the question, and all that remained was the league and UCL. Even that is likely to be a failure. The league was won by Leverkusen.

Leverkusen started the season on a high note and went undefeated. They emerged as a contender to Munich, the reigning Bundesliga champions. Leverkusen leapfrogged Munich to the top of the league. At the beginning of the season, it wasn’t widely believed that Leverkusen’s surge would last.

They gained ground on Munich on goal difference. At a crucial point, Leverkusen and Munich met, and the result was a 3-0 victory for Leverkusen. After that, Leverkusen didn’t lose a single game. While Leverkusen were riding high, Munich started to falter and the gap between the two sides grew to unbearable proportions.

In the 28th round of the Bundesliga, Munich’s 2-3 loss to Heidenheim and Leverkusen’s 1-0 win over Union Berlin widened the gap to 16 points. With six games remaining before the league finale, Leverkusen needed just one win to clinch the title early. Leverkusen clinched the title with a 5-0 win over Werder Bremen in round 29.

Tuchel will part ways with Munich after this season. “Munich has agreed to terminate the contract of Tuchel, which was due to expire on June 30, 2025, on June 30, 2024,” the club announced on its website.

Munich have begun the search for Tuchel’s successor. Xabi Alonso and Julian Nagelsmann were among the candidates. However, things didn’t go the way Munich wanted. Alonso announced his intention to stay at Leverkusen, while Nagelsmann extended his contract with the German national team.

Zidane was then considered for the job. Zidane has been a coach since his playing days. He was the head coach of Real Madrid and then Real Madrid Castilla before taking the reins at Real Madrid in the 2015-16 season. He took over midway through the season after Rafael Benitez was fired.

Zidane has achieved greatness through his ability to control his players. He won the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18, winning three consecutive UCL titles. In the 토토사이트 league, they won the 2016-17 and 2019-20 seasons. He left Real Madrid at the end of the 2020-21 season.

Since leaving Real Madrid, Zidane hasn’t taken charge of any team, and many teams have been in the running to hire him. He has also been linked to the French national team. Zidane was rumored to replace Didier Deschamps after the French coach failed to show good results after winning the 2018 World Cup in Russia. However, a runner-up finish at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar convinced Deschamps to stay in charge of France.

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the U.S. national team, Brazil, and the Algerian national team were also interested in Zidane, but he was unmoved. Former teammate Emmanuel Petit advised Zidane: “A coach, like a player, can have problems after a long absence,” he said.

But it seems likely that Zidane won’t be going to Munich either. Zidane’s strength is not in tactics, but in controlling the squad. One of the most important things you need to take control of a team is communication. Even with an interpreter, it”s difficult to communicate 100% of your feelings and thoughts.

ESPN also reported that Zidane would not take the job in Munich because of language problems. This is not the first time that Zidane has turned down a managerial job due to language problems. When Zidane was linked to Manchester United, there were reports that he was unlikely to take the job for the same reason.

French publication Foot Mercato reported that “Zidane doesn’t want the United job. The reason was the English language. Zidane doesn’t speak English well and has no intention of studying it in the future. Zidane’s next destination is not the Premier League (PL),” the French outlet reported.


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