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Zinedine Zidane says he feels good to have some time off after stepping down as Real Madrid coach

Paris: Zinedine Zidane said on Monday he was happy to have some time off after stepping down as Real Madrid coach just days after steering the Spanish giants to a third successive Champions League trophy.

"I've got my feet up and am feeling good," Zidane told AFP at the inauguration of a playground in Saint Denis, the north Parisian suburb that is home to the Stade de France where he starred for the French team that won the 1998 World Cup.

Former French football player Zinedine Zidane smiles on June 11, 2018 in Saint Denis, suburban Paris, as he attends an event marking the 20th anniversary of France's 1998 World Cup victory. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

Zinedine Zidane said he is happy to have some time off. AFP

"I don't know what I'm going to do," the 45-year-old added. "The most important thing is the decision I've taken, the rest we'll see."

Zidane, who scored twice in the 3-0 final victory over Brazil in 1998, was talking on the eve of a gala match pitching the World Cup-winning French team, minus then-captain Didier Deschamps who is now in Russia with the France team, against an international XI to mark the 20th anniversary of France's win.

Zidane quit Real on 31 May, saying he had decided to leave at the top and that it was time for a change for himself and the club, as well as admitting he was unsure of his ability to maintain his winning record at Real.

But he said no other club was involved in his decision to part ways with Real and although experts have linked him to the French national team coaching job, Zidane insisted he is eyeing no other position at this time.


Updated Date: Jun 12, 2018 11:07 AM

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