19th July, 2018
Good News for fans of F.C. Juventus as they seem to have landed a serious double in just a couple of days. The Turin football giants seem to have decided to buy up anyone who may have stood and may still stand between them and the coveted European Champions’ League Trophy.
After successfully signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid just a few days back, the Turin Giants decided to go for the player’s immediate past manager and friend, Zinedine Zidane, who himself was a football star in his active soccer days.
Zidane is reported to have agreed to join Juve’s technical department and that would see him working alongside Fabio Paratici as a director.
This much was reported by the Spanish outlet Libertad Digital and confirmed by radio station El Primer Palo on Tuesday night.
It will be recalled that Zinedine Zidane left Real Madrid at the end of last season after winning the Champions League in Kiev. He was replaced by Julen Lopetegui.
Zidane is not exactly a stranger to the Turin football giants as he was a Juventus player for five years before he was sold to Real for a then-record transfer fee of €77.5m in 2001.
He left Juventus having won two Serie A titles but never clinched the Champions League with the team.
With Zidane’s proposed arrival at Juventus, the Club’s Manager Max Allegri will now surely be under more pressure to deliver the Champions League this season.
The Italian, who took over from Antonio Conte in 2014, has won the league in each of his four seasons at the club and reached two Champions League finals.
Next target: The Champions’ League Trophy. No More, No Less.