FFF President 'Disrespects' Zidane, Mbappe Responds!

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe has taken issue with the president of the French Football Federation's shock comments on Zinedine Zidane, who had been tipped to replace Didier Deschamps as France head coach.

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This past weekend, it was confirmed that Deschamps would continue in his role as manager of the French national team after he was expected to leave his post following the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Zidane, a three-time UEFA Champions League-winning head coach, was reportedly interested in the would-be vacant position, with rumours suggesting he had turned several jobs down to be available for the France job.

With Deschamps officially staying in the role, the president of France's football federation Noel Le Graet made a few unsavoury remarks about Zidane recently in response to the French legend being linked with the Brazil role.

"Zidane to Brazil? I don't give a toss," he told RMC Sport.

"He can go wherever he wants, to a club or to a national team.

"I don't really care about it. Did he try to ring me? Definitely not. I wouldn't have even picked up the phone for him."

Mbappe, arguably Les Bleus' most important player currently, has since made his displeasure with Le Graet's comments known by taking to Twitter to write: "Zidane is France, we don't disrespect the legend like that".

In light of the news that Deschamps has extended his stay as France boss, the United States were believed to have offered Zidane the opportunity to succeed Gregg Berhalter as national team boss but saw their ambitious approach turned down. 

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