Zinedine Zidane's one of the greatest exponents of football in the world. The Frenchman not only shone as a footballer, both in clubs and in the national team, but he also does it as a technical director. On the Real Madrid bench, he has already won three Champions League titles (the only coach to do so consecutively) and is currently in the semifinals of the current edition. After the White House qualification at Anfield, where he left on the way to Liverpool, Zizou returned to speak of his great idol: Enzo Francescoli.
Zidane always spoke wonders of the Prince, whom he began to see when the Uruguayan went through French football. Enzo played for Racing Club de Paris between 1986 and 1986, and then played a season at Olympique de Marseille, while a young Zidane had his beginnings at Cannes. The 1998 world champion praised Francescoli, whom he idolizes, on more than one occasion. His admiration is such that he even named one of his sons Enzo.
Once again, Zidane spoke again about River's current manager. In dialogue with journalist Christian Martin, still on the floor of Anfield in Liverpool, the former Real Madrid and Juventus midfielder again praised the Prince. "I'm always in contact with Enzo Francescoli. He was, he is and will be my great idol," said the Frenchman.
Zidane and Frnacescoli obviously maintain a great relationship of mutual respect and admiration. Even on more than one occasion Zinedine posed with his idol with the River shirt.
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Three games separate Madrid from its 14th title and once again doubled to second in the rankings, Milan's seven. And Zidane to win his fourth Champions League as a coach. That is a figure that no one has achieved. The Frenchman can make the leap to a unique domain from the top of a podium he reached in Kiev in 2018. Since then he has shared the honor of being the coach with the most European Cups won, three, with Bob Paisley (all with the Liverpool) and Carlo Ancelotti (two with Milan and La Décima with Madrid).