Juventus have reportedly denied the claims that Zinedine Zidane will be joining the club in October after reports had emerged in the Spanish media on Tuesday indicating otherwise
The Serie A champions have been linked with a surprise move for Zidane this summer in an advisory role to sporting director Fabio Paratici after sources close to the Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli’s family had confirmed that the Frenchman was set to arrive at Turin.
Working alongside Paratici in Italy may not be the same kind of prestigious role he had at Real Madrid, but Zidane would have been ideally placed to take over from current Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri at Turin – if the Italian coach decided to leave.
But the Spanish news outlet AS have now reported that Juventus are happy with their current technical lineup, which includes club legend Pavel Nedved.
The news of Zidane’s arrival would likely have been a welcome boost for Cristiano Ronaldo, who enjoyed an excellent working relationship with the ex-France playmaker in their time together at Real.
Zidane scored 31 goals in 209 appearances for Juventus in his playing career and won two Serie A titles, as well as the Ballon d’Or award in 1997, in his time at Italy.