June 15, 2017 09:50 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

Real Madrid coach Zidane 'could be next France boss'

Real Madrid coach Zidane 'could be next France boss'

Zinedine Zidane becoming coach of the France national team would be a natural move when he leaves Real Madrid, according to the president of the French Football Federation (FFF).

Zinedine Zidane becoming coach of the France national team would be a natural move when he leaves Real Madrid, according to the president of the French Football Federation (FFF).

Noel Le Graet says he is amazed by Zidane's early career success, admitting he advised the World Cup winner to start coaching at a smaller club.

In one and a half seasons in charge at the Bernabeu, Zidane has won the Champions League twice and also secured the La Liga title last year. 

Zinedine Zidane could become France coach after leaving Real Madrid, says the FFF chief

Zinedine Zidane could become France coach after leaving Real Madrid, says the FFF chief

Le Graet told RMC Radio: 'That is a logical continuation. It is likely that one day he will be interested. For the moment I think he still has a lot to give to Real and the club suits him perfectly.

'I can't believe what he is doing. I spoke to him two or three years ago, and at the time I was strongly advising him to go to Bordeaux or somewhere else, to start his career at a Ligue 1 club or somewhere more modest.'

Zidane was a hero as a player for France, scoring twice in the 1998 World Cup final as Les Bleus lifted the trophy on home soil, as well as further glory in Euro 2000.

Despite winning 108 caps for his country however, Zidane's career ended in infamy when he was sent off in the 2006 World Cup final for headbutting Italy defender Marco Materazzi.

Zidane won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 while a France player and collected 108 caps

Zidane won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 while a France player and collected 108 caps

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