Zinedine Zidane, the Ballon d’Or winner and French football legend, made an appearance at the premiere of a documentary honoring former Italy and Juventus coach Marcello Lippi.
At the event, Zidane shared insights into his own future aspirations, expressing his desire to coach in Italy.
The renowned midfielder, who achieved legendary status during his time with Juventus from 1996 to 2001 before his iconic move to Real Madrid, highlighted the significant influence of coaches such as Lippi and Carlo Ancelotti on his career.
“As a coach, I learned a great deal from both Lippi and Carlo Ancelotti,” Zidane revealed in an interview with Sky Sport Italia.
“Lippi was the first coach who really believed in me. He brought me to Juve, and I became the player I was thanks to him.”
Zidane’s association with Lippi extended to the final match of his illustrious playing career, coinciding with the 2006 World Cup Final, where Lippi coached the victorious Italy squad.
However, Zidane’s farewell to the game was marred by controversy as he received a red card for head-butting Marco Materazzi, leading to his premature retirement.
Speculation has linked Zidane with a potential return to Serie A and Juventus as a coach, possibly replacing Max Allegri next season.
When asked about the prospect of managing in Italy, Zidane expressed openness to the idea.
“Why not? Anything could happen. I would like to coach in Italy one day,” Zidane remarked.
The Discipline and Ethics Committee of the Saudi Football Federation decided to punish the captain of the Al-Nassr team, the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo committed an unethical act towards the fans of the Al-Shabab team, last Sunday.
The Discipline and Ethics Committee decided, in an official statement, to suspend Ronaldo for one match in all official matches in which he is entitled to participate.
The committee also confirmed in its statement that the Portuguese star was fined 10,000 riyals, and that his team and the player were obligated to pay 20,000 riyals to Al-Shabab Club, representing the costs of the complaint filing fees.
The committee noted that “after Al-Shabab Club completed the formal procedures, the committee addressed Al-Nassr club player Cristiano Ronaldo to respond to what was stated in the complaint submitted by Al-Shabab Club, and addressed the official carrier to provide the committee with official footage of the incident in question.”
Pep Guardiola commended Kevin De Bruyne's generosity as he orchestrated four of Erling Haaland's five goals, propelling Manchester City to a resounding victory over Luton and securing their spot in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Haaland, who returned at the end of January from nearly two months out, grabbed the headlines with his finishing but this 6-2 win owed every bit as much to De Bruyne.
"The players read the game perfectly," said Guardiola.
"The connection of Kevin with Erling was great but everyone contributed. Happy to be in the quarter-finals, one game away from Wembley.”
"Erling needs a guy with the vision, the quality, the generosity. Kevin is the less selfish player in front of goal. Kevin needs the movement from Erling. We know how aggressive they are.”
"Every pass was good. The finishing from Erling was good. We could have scored more, we had two or three more chances, one against one with Krul. But the players read (the game) really well. They did it perfectly.
"My only concern was that Erling had been two months stopped, he couldn't walk, couldn't make anything. When you lose two months, that rhythm is not easy to get back.”
"Every game he's getting better. Kevin as well. Step by step, they are coming back."
A Saudi press report stated that the Discipline and Ethics Committee of the Saudi Football Federation requested a statement from Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo due to his behavior during the Al-Nassr and Al-Shabab match.
Al-Shabab Club filed a complaint with the Discipline and Ethics Committee of the Saudi Football Federation against Cristiano Ronaldo, captain of Al-Nassr, due to the Portuguese star’s unethical behavior in front of Al-Shabab fans.
It is expected that the Discipline and Ethics Committee of the Saudi League Clubs Association will issue a decision today to suspend the Al-Nasr captain for two matches and impose a huge fine due to his unsportsmanlike behavior, according to the Saudi Al-Riyadiah newspaper.
The Al-Nassr team, led by the Portuguese Luis Castro, the Saudi team’s coach, resumed training, in preparation for facing its guest, Al-Hazem, tomorrow, in the 22nd round of the Saudi League.
Cristiano Ronaldo participated in the training normally, despite the expected punishment.
AC Milan will reportedly entertain offers of around €100m for Portuguese attacker Rafael Leao this summer amid links with Paris Saint-Germain.
The French champions are believed to be targeting Leao as one possible replacement for Kylian Mbappe, who is now understood to have told the club that he will leave this summer.
Luis Enrique's side will not spend the entirety of their funds on a successor to Mbappe.
At 24 years of age, Leao fits the bill, although he recently signed a new long-term deal with Milan, who have him under contract until 2028 and agreed a €175m release clause.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, however, Milan accept that PSG will not be triggering that option, and they will listen to bids closer to the €100m mark this summer.
Harry Kane says Bayern Munich "will never give up" after the England captain scored a stoppage-time winner against RB Leipzig to get the German giants back to winning ways.
Kane placed in a brilliant strike late on after also opening the scoring with a left-footed finish, before Benjamin Sesko scored for Leipzig.
The win was their first in three league games.
"We need to keep doing what we're doing. It was good to win this game and we need to go on a run until the end of the year," said Kane.
Kane has now scored 27 Bundesliga goals and 31 in all competitions.
He added: "We'll never give up, we'll never stop."
Bayern remain second in the Bundesliga, eight points behind the unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen.
The win comes after Bayern this week confirmed head coach Thomas Tuchel will leave at the end of the season.
Bayern have been German champions in each of the past 11 seasons but face the possibility of ending the campaign without a trophy.
Pedro Neto has many admirers, including Liverpool, but according to recent reports, Liverpool will have to spend £80 million for his services.
After an outstanding season with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Neto appears to be among the most sought-after players in the Premier League this summer.
In all competitions, the 23-year-old has three goals and ten assists, and in four of his previous five games, he has directly contributed to a goal.
Numerous elite clubs as Manchester City, Arsenal, and Newcastle United have expressed interest in his services as a result of his brilliant form, and Liverpool have been mentioned frequently.
Portuguese winger’s contract expires in 2027 and that a transfer would cost about £80 million.
Given the increasing doubts around Mohamed Salah’s future, Liverpool are anticipated to give priority in the summer to a fresh right-wing alternative.
Three stars, including the Egyptian, are about to enter the last 12 months of their contracts.
The Saudi Pro League is anticipated to make a bid comparable to the £150 million approach that was turned down late in the summer.
It is the transfer saga that has dominated world football in the last four years - but Kylian Mbappe looks set to finally be on his way to Real Madrid.
The La Liga giants first made a move for the World Cup winner back in 2022, only for the French star to change his mind at the last minute and pen a new deal at Paris Saint-Germain.
But the 25-year-old has now openly declared his desire to leave the club when his contract runs out at the end of the season.
And according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, Madrid chairman Florentino Perez has now got his man.
Balague claims that the forward, who has netted a staggering 321 goals in 438 matches for club and country so far, will pen a five year deal at the Santiago Bernabeu that will see him earn €13million a season.
Mbappe is also set to bank a blockbuster €150million signing-on a fee across the duration of his contract, as well as negotiating a unprecedented detail to retain a significant percentage of his own image rights.
However, the player does have a one-year extension clause at PSG, so his exit is likely to involve either a sale with a transfer fee or financial sacrifices on Mbappe's part.
Mbappe's arrival in Madrid next season will further bolster boss Carlo Ancelotti's exceptional forward line, which already consists of star Brazilian duo Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr and England's Jude Bellingham.
Should legendary playmaker Luka Modric opt to depart Los Blancos at the end of his contract in the summer, then Mbappe will inherit the iconic number 10 shirt that has previously been worn by the likes of Mesut Ozil, Luis Figo, Clarence Seedorf and Gheorghe Hagi?
Andreas Brehme, the scorer of the goal that won West Germany the 1990 World Cup, has died following a cardiac arrest.
Brehme’s partner Susanne Schaefer confirmed the news in a statement, saying he died “suddenly and unexpectedly” in the night from a cardiac arrest.
Brehme was just 63 and will be remembered in football history as the winning goalscorer for the old West Germany the 1990 World Cup final against Argentina in Rome.
During his career, the left-back played for Kaiserslautern, Bayern Munich and Inter, and won 86 caps for West Germany and Germany. From 2000-2006, he managed Kaiserslautern.
Bayern Munich tweeted: “FC Bayern are extremely saddened by the sudden passing of Andreas Brehme. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Andreas Brehme will forever be in our hearts, as a World Cup winner and, more importantly, as a very special person. He will forever be part of the FC Bayern family. Rest in peace, Andi!”
Kaiserslautern also paid tribute to the former left-back, saying: “He wore the Red Devils’ shirt for a total of 10 years and became German champion and German Cup winner with FCK. In 1990 he fired the German national team to the World Cup title with his penalty and became a football legend. The FCK family is in deep mourning.”
Inter Milan club said: “FC Internazionale Milano and the entire Inter family are deeply saddened by the passing of Andreas Brehme and send their deepest condolences to his family.
“The German great played for Inter from 1988 to 1992, making 154 appearances for the club, scoring 12 goals and winning one scudetto, one UEFA Cup and one Supercoppa Italiana.”
Struggling Napoli sacked Walter Mazzarri on Monday and brought in Slovakia coach Francesco Calzona just two days before hosting Barcelona in the Champions League.
The 62-year-old Mazzarri became the second coach to be sent packing this season by the Italian champions.
Mazzarri took charge in November after Rudi Garcia was dismissed but Napoli then fell to ninth in Serie A ahead of tomorrow's last 16, first leg with Barcelona at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
"I thank Walter Mazzarri, a friend of the De Laurentiis family and Napoli, for having helped the team in a tricky period," said Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis on X.
De Laurentiis confirmed that Calzona has been hired, reportedly until the end of the season, and will be in charge on tomorrow night.
"It's always painful to sack a friend," said De Laurentiis in a short interview with Sky Sport.
"But we need to consider that in Naples you have to give Napoli fans something extra. Now we're going to try to do that with Francesco Calzona."
A girl's dressing style can be improved only if she knows what to wear under what. Wearing the right intimates is essential for both health and fashion. You need to know your size and when to wear what.
You'll want your hair to be stylish too! Keep it in a simple style or carefully created "tousled" look, but make sure that you are in fact creating the look. Your hair should look nice: avoid products to achieve a more natural look, this means no gel no hairspray!
Make sure you have reliable wardrobe staples: an iconic little black dress, a pair of jeans that fit perfectly, a classic blazer, simple t-shirts and button-downs in neutral colors, and an effortless leather jacket or denim jacket.
Good fashion varies from one person to the next because body types are different and opinions about fashion too. Good fashion boils down to wearing the right things for yourself in the right way at the right time.
High in antioxidants, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds, apples help guard the skin from oxidative stress or the harmful effects of free radicals in the environment. Also, these nutrients help to repair damaged skin from harsh effects of UV rays and air pollution.
As ladies with an apple shape body carry their weight around their middle and have broader shoulders, the main goal is to even out your proportions by drawing the eye to either your décolletage or enviable legs instead: choose V-neck tops and dresses and avoid halter-necks and a shoulder-baring tops.
What no longer works for you, will most certainly provide value for someone else. Check with family and friends to see who may be in need for clothing refreshment. Give your clothes to people who might love to wear them, don't throw them away!
Don't force your image because your clothing is an extension of who you are, so wear your comfortable flats, for example, and avoid the latest trends, if they are uncomfortable, just because all of your friends are wearing them. Wear clothing that feels like YOU. Always wear comfortable outfits.
The first step in establishing your sense of style is to build your message. Ask yourself how you'd like to be perceived by the people you interact with. Then choose the way you want to represent yourself: stylish, compassionate, powerful, sophisticated... an external package that shows the world exactly who you are on the inside.
When packing, be sure to place plastic storage bags around any lotions, creams or serums. That way, if something opens or breaks during your travels, your clothes won't be ruined by the spill. If you're packing fragile bottles that are breakable, use some cushioning material, such as bubble wrap, to keep things from shattering.