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Ex-Chelsea star Petit: Why I can't see Zidane going to Stamford Bridge

 France World Cup winner Emmanuel Petit says former club Chelsea's interest in Zinedine Zidane is a non-starter.

Zidane has been linked with Graham Potter's job at Chelsea.

But Petit, who won the World Cup with former Real Madrid coach Zizou, told RMC: "I may be wrong, but I don't believe for a second in the rumour of Zizou going to Chelsea.

"Zidane's future doesn't lie in England, it lies elsewhere. Zidane has openly said that he preferred a more polished and technical game. He does not speak English, even if I believe that he takes lessons. But a dressing room today is populated by several nationalities.

"Knowing his way of managing a locker room, he likes proximity, being interested in people before the player. And so you have to be able to communicate and speak the language.

"In England, many coaches have been mocked in press conferences because they don't didn't speak the language, like in France too. After a while, that creates a gap in understanding."

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