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Zinedine Zidane Joins Juventus as Sporting Director Following Ronaldo Signing

The 46-year-old could follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo after walking away from Real Madrid at the end of last season

Ex-Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is set to join Italian side Juventus following the earlier arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Libertad Digital, the 46-year-old tactician has agreed to join Juve’s technical staff.

Zidane joins Juventus as Sporting Director following Ronaldo signing. Source: Getty images

Although further details of the deal are yet to be disclosed, Zidane is expected to work alongside Fabio Paratici as a director.

His supposed appointment comes just days after Cristiano Ronaldo signed for the club, in a sensational transfer that shocked the world.

The Portugal captain was brought from Real Madrid to Turin for a club record £105m, having penned a three-year contract.

Both Zidane and Ronaldo worked together at the Spanish side, winning numerous trophies together.

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However, the French coach opted to resign from his post, having won the league, copa del rey and three Champions League titles in his time with Los Blancos.

The latest news of his appointment at Juve comes as no surprise, though, as he previously spent five years at the Turin club during his playing days.

Zidane was initially tipped to take a hiatus after leaving his post at Real Madrid at the end of last season, however, that is set to change.

His supposed appointment is also expected to laid bed to rumours that he could move to one of Europe’s major clubs in the coming season.

Zidane was reportedly recruited at the behest of Juve chief Beppe Marotta, who has grown obsessed about leading the club to Champions League glory.

Having lost their past five Champions League finals, perhaps the arrivals of Ronaldo and Zidane could finally get the club to the promise land.

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