السبت، 7 يناير 2017
Lizarazu: Zidane does nothing piecemeal
© AFP Not for him the life of a coach. “There"s not enough physical exertion,” says Bixente Lizarazu, who nowadays prefers the adrenalin rush of extreme sports. The former France and Bayern Munich left-back has pursued alternate thrills since hanging up his boots in 2006, while his career path has led him into the media realm. Instead of donning a tracksuit in the dugout, he shares his thoughts on the game as a pundit for French radio station RTL, television channel TF1 and sports daily L"Equipe.
That media work has given Lizarazu a front-row seat to watch Zinedine Zidane enjoy a successful adaptation to the rigours of management – so much so that his old friend is now a candidate for The Best FIFA Men"s Coach 2016. With the unveiling of the winner just days away, Lizarazu spoke to FIFA.com about Zizou"s remarkable transformation.
FIFA.com: A few years ago, did you ever imagine Zinedine Zidane becoming a coach?
Bixente Lizarazu: If you look at someone like Didier ..