The potential takeover of Marseille’s football club, OM, by Saudi investors has sparked rumors of Zinedine Zidane returning to his hometown club. However, the recent dismissal of Nuno Espirito Santo from Al-Ittihad, where Karim Benzema plays, could potentially disrupt Zidane’s potential move.
According to reports from Foot Mercato, Nuno Espirito Santo’s departure from Al-Ittihad was confirmed on Wednesday. It was suggested that strained relationships between certain members of the team, including Karim Benzema, and the coach had significantly weakened his position at the Saudi club.
OM’s hopes for Zidane and Al-Ittihad’s potential interference
Relevo has reported that in light of Nuno Espirito Santo’s departure, Al-Ittihad is considering Zinedine Zidane, who previously coached Karim Benzema for five seasons at Real Madrid, as a potential replacement. Zidane has been rumored to be the future coach of OM if the club is indeed taken over by Saudi investors.
However, if Al-Ittihad’s plans with Zidane come to fruition, it could jeopardize OM’s aspirations. In such a scenario, Laurent Blanc, another former player and coach, could step in to salvage the situation. Relevo has also revealed that Blanc is being considered as an alternative option by Al-Ittihad.
The uncertainty surrounding Zidane’s potential move to OM
The potential arrival of Zinedine Zidane at OM has been a source of excitement for fans, but the uncertainty surrounding Al-Ittihad’s intentions adds a layer of complexity to the situation. If Zidane were to join OM, it would undoubtedly be a major coup for the club, given his successful tenure at Real Madrid.
However, with Al-Ittihad potentially vying for Zidane’s services, the dream of seeing the legendary Frenchman take charge of OM could be at risk. The situation remains fluid, and fans will be eagerly awaiting further developments in the coming days.
The potential arrival of Zinedine Zidane at OM has the potential to be a game-changer for the club, but the recent developments at Al-Ittihad have added a new layer of uncertainty to the situation. As the saga unfolds, football fans will be eagerly watching to see how the story of Zidane’s potential return to his hometown club ultimately plays out.