Former Juventus and Real Madrid star Zinedine Zidane is being linked with becoming the new coach of Chelsea as Maurizio Sarri is struggling to adapt to live in South West London.
The former Madrid coach wants a transfer budget of 200 million euro and for Belgian international Eden Hazard to stay with the London club.
Zinedine Zidane is looking for a return to the game according to UK based reports and Premier League side Chelsea is one of the possible destinations for the French coach with major doubts circulating about current boss Sarri remaining at the SW6 based club.
The former Real Madrid manager has established some key guidelines for taking over at Chelsea requesting a transfer budget of €200M and insisting that Belgian play-maker Eden Hazard stays with the Blues next season.
Zidane has also requested that he works closely with Marina Granovskaia, one of the club’s directors and a key individual involving player acquisition at the football club.
The Frenchman wants to use the transfer budget wisely and develop a squad that he feels can enable the club to challenge for titles on a domestic level and on the European stage.
Zidane’s stock is still high after securing three back-to-back Champions League wins with Real Madrid and Chelsea are looking for the right individual to propel the club back into contention for the Premier League title as they currently languish sixth and currently out of a European place for the 2019-20 campaign and with a heavy air of dissatisfaction growing among fans and players about the presence of Sarri on the bench.