Why Zinedine Zidane will not replace Graham Potter as Chelsea head coach

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Former Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit has explained why Zinedine Zidane will not replace Graham Potter as Chelsea head coach.

Petit told RMC Sport: “I might be wrong, but I don’t believe it for one second, for various reasons.

“You spoke about it when you introduced the topic: Zizou doesn’t speak English, and while he might be learning it, knowing his style of management and how he works with players, he likes being close, and you need communication for that.

“I’ve had feedback from fans who have said that they don’t want Zinedine Zidane because he’s never declared his flame to the Premier League and he’s openly said that he much prefers a technical game, which I can completely understand when you look at the manager he is and player he was.

“The one argument I agree with is that he needs a job after being two years without one, and he might be Boehly’s choice, but Boehly, pardon me, he knows nothing about football.

“If he’s just flashing on the bling bling of the name, then there’s plenty of other managers out there who don’t have a job and know the Premier League better.”

1 Comment on "Why Zinedine Zidane will not replace Graham Potter as Chelsea head coach"

  1. George E. Onuoha | March 4, 2023 at 1:57 pm |

    Emmanuel Petit has never been a true lover, supporter and fan of Chelsea. First and foremost is the fact that Zinedine Zidane speaks English Language quite well. I have seen Zinedine Zidane in interview sessions with BBC, CNN & AL JAZEERAH ALL DONE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

    Zinedine Zidane was at Real Madrid and achieved quite great successes with players from different languages and he excelled. Language is never a problem for Zinedine Zidane.

    Zinedine Zidane remains the best qualified option for Chelsea but pretending haters and enemies like Emmanuel Petit are always blinded by their envy, jealousy, mischievous gimmicks.

    On Zinedine Zidane Chelsea fans trust to turn around Chelsea.

    If Todd Boehly, Egbhali & their partners could swallow foolish pride, ego and undesirable aloofness, sack Graham Potter tomorrow irrespective of the result of the Che vs Lee match today, install Zinedine Zidane tomorrow, you will see that Borussia Dortmund will be soundly beating by Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League next week to set up a quarter finals match for Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League. With Zinedine Zidane managing Chelsea, he knows what to do with Joao Felix, Kai Harvetz, Mykhailo Mudryk, Raheem Sterling, Ngolo Kante, Enzo Fernandez, Mateo Kovacic, Reece James, Ben Chillwell, Khalidou Koulibally, Trevor Chaloba & Jepa Arizabalga and reserve Marcus Bertinelli, Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, Dennis Zakaria, Carney Chukwuemeka, Connor Gallagher, Lewis Hall, Pierre Emerrick Aubamayang.

    On no account should Ngolo Kante be made to play today.

    However, if they still keep Graham Potter for the Champions League, then Borussia Dortmund will definitely beat Chelsea to advance to UEFA Champions League quarter final.

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