Bordeaux shrug off Zidane rumours

The Real Madrid assistant has been heavily linked with a move to take charge of the Ligue 1 outfit but the club have claimed it is simply speculation at present

Girondins de Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud has shrugged off rumours that Real Madrid assistant Zinedine Zidane has agreed to take charge of the Ligue 1 side ahead of the 2014-15 campaign.

A recent report from France claimed that Zidane had all but agreed terms with his former side, with the deal claimed to be ’90 per cent finalised’.

However, Triaud has made it clear that Bordeax have not held any talks with Zidane just yet, indicating they will not discuss a potential replacement for Francis Gillot.

“Zidane? It’s a rumour. When the time comes and we’re ready to talk about next season, we’ll speak again,” Triaud told reporters.

Zidane rose to prominence at Bordeaux between 1992 and 1996 after starting his professional career with Cannes.

He guided Les Girondins to the Uefa Cup final against Bayern Munich in 1995-96 before eventually making the move to Juventus.

Carlo Ancelotti’s right-hand man at Real Madrid was previously linked with Monaco, with Uefa president Michel Platini claiming Zidane would be the perfect candidate to replace Claudio Ranieri at the end of the season.

Bordeaux currently lie seventh in the Ligue 1 table after an inconsistent campaign to date.

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