Mbappe hit accusation on FFF President Le Graet over Zidane. The president of the French Football Federation (FFF), Noel Le Graet, has come under fire from Kylian Mbappe for allegedly disparaging former midfielder Zinedine Zidane. Le Graet claimed that he did not speak to Zidane about taking over as coach of France’s national team after Didier Deschamps signed a contract extension, despite rumors to the contrary.
Le Graet remarked to RMC Sport: “Has Zidane attempted to contact me? No, I wouldn’t have answered the phone in the first place.” “We never considered parting with Didier,” he continued, “and I’ve never met him.”
Zidane is France, and we don’t disrespect the icon in such a way, Mbappe said in response to the FFF president’s remarks.
Zidane has recently declined an invitation to become the head coach of the United States after being considered for a number of positions in recent months. The former Real Madrid and France player, who has been unemployed since ending his second tenure as coach at Santiago Bernabeu at the conclusion of the 2020–21 season, has also been linked with the position of head coach of the Brazil national team.
France will focus on the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign after finishing as runners-up in the World Cup, beginning with a match against the Netherlands on March 24.
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