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Real Madrid former boss rules out coaching Bayern Munich in the future



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Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has ruled out the option of coaching Bayern Munich, saying that during the upcoming Champions League tie between the two teams, he will be cheering for Los Blancos.

Zidane recently attended the Miami Grand Prix on Saturday, where he watched the sprint race at the Miami International Autodrome. 

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen secured pole position for Sunday’s main race, outperforming Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez. Following the race, Zidane presented an award to the Dutch driver on the podium.

During the event, Zidane was asked about the possibility of coaching Bayern Munich, to which he said, “No, it will not happen,” as quoted by Madrid Xtra.

“I’m going to watch the game, I will cheer for Real Madrid and hopefully Real Madrid will win. It will be a difficult game,” he added.

Zidane is a wanted man across Europe

Zinedine Zidane has not interest in joining Bayern Munich. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

It is to be noted that Zidane, 51, has not managed a team since his departure from Real Madrid in 2021. 

He has been rumoured to be in consideration for managerial positions at Bayern Munich and Manchester United, but he has not yet held formal discussions with either club.

On the other hand, after France’s loss to Argentina in the 2022 World Cup final, there were rumours that he might take over the French national team. 

However, those speculations ended when Didier Deschamps’ contract was extended until June 2026.

As of today, Bayern Munich are on the search for a new head coach to replace Thomas Tuchel at the end of the season. 

However, the club has faced a series of obstacles in its quest to find the right candidate. Several top names in coaching, including Xabi Alonso, Julian Nagelsmann, and Ralf Rangnick, have turned down the opportunity to lead the team. 

As a result, Bayern’s efforts to secure a new manager have been hampered, leaving the club in a challenging position as they seek a strong replacement for Tuchel.

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Real Madrid ace misses training for third consecutive day ahead of UCL final



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As Real Madrid get closer and closer to their final game of the season against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League, they are now sweating over the availability of one of their players.

It has already been confirmed that both David Alaba and Aurelien Tchouameni will miss the finals in London due to injuries.

Other than that, Carlo Ancelotti is likely to have the entirety of his squad available at his disposal, although there could be some concerns surrounding Andriy Lunin.

Lunin not in training for the third day in running

Indeed, Andriy Lunin has not participated in team training today, making it three days in a row heading into the Champions League final, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The Real Madrid goalkeeper is down with a fever that has kept him out of training for three days in a row now.

However, the report does add that despite not being in training for three days now, the Ukrainian international will fly to London and be on the squad list for the finals.

But with reports already suggesting that Thibaut Courtois will be starting in goal against Dortmund, Lunin’s continued absence from training only further strengthens the Belgian’s chances.

Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was absent from training on Tuesday due to personal reasons, is back working with the rest of the squad today. The Spaniard will have no involvement in Saturday’s final though.

Carlo Ancelotti is likely to go with the exact same starting lineup that he named for the Merengues’ final La Liga match against Real Betis.

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