Zidane and Conte join the list of “unemployed” coaches

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The transfer market for coaches has seen some interesting moves in European football recently, with many coaches leaving their clubs either during the past season or after the end of this season, which prompted five top-class coaches to look for a job at the moment.

On Wednesday, the British news agency BA Media published a shortlist of the most prominent coaches who are not associated with any contracts at the present time.

Antonio Conte

Conte left Inter Milan just weeks after leading the team to regain the Italian league title, which he missed 11 years.

It was reported that the reason for his departure lies in his frustration with the lack of funds available to him to conclude new deals next season.

Conte has a rich training record, having previously coached the Italian national team, and led Juventus to win the Italian league three seasons in a row, and crowned the English Premier League and the FA Cup, while he was coach of Chelsea.

News reports linked Conte to coach Tottenham Hotspur next season.

Frank Lampard

Lampard began his assignment with Chelsea in July 2019 in difficult circumstances, as he had to rely on the young elements of the team, in the face of the transfer ban that was imposed on the club at the time.

However, after being allowed to invest 200 million pounds ($282.71 million) in new talent, he was not able to achieve the desired results, and he was sacked last January, to be succeeded by German Thomas Tuchel, who led Chelsea to crowning the Champions League title. Europe this year.

Lampard was linked with Bournemouth and the England under-21 team in the immediate aftermath of his departure before reports indicated that he had become the favorite to succeed Roy Hodgson in the leadership of the Crystal Palace team.

Zinedine Zidane

Zidane decided to end his second term with the Spanish team Real Madrid last month, after the royal team left empty-handed during the past season, and lost the two Spanish League titles and the Spanish Super Cup, which he crowned with the French coach in the 2019-2020 season, after Zizou’s return to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in March 2019.

After he left Real in his first term in 2018, after winning three consecutive titles in the Champions League, in addition to obtaining the Spanish League, Zidane may choose a period of rest, but if Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino leaves the French team, Paris Saint-Germain, Zidane’s position may be attractive to owners The French Capital Club.

Nuno Espirito Santo

Having successfully made his way into the coaching world with Portuguese club Rio Ave and Porto, followed by a good run with Valencia, Nuno Espirito has established himself as a rising star in England.

The Portuguese coach led Wolverhampton to return to the English Premier League at the end of his first season with the team, and then finished seventh in the competition rankings in the following two seasons.

Nuno Espirito decided, in agreement with the English club, to separate at the end of last season, which was disappointing by their standards and caused by the long absence of injured striker Raul Jimenez.

It has been reported that Nuno has attracted the interest of Everton and Crystal Palace, as well as Italy’s Lazio, who are looking for a replacement for coach Simone Inzaghi.

Rafael Benitez

Benitez has been out of work since he finished his lucrative internship at the Chinese club Dalian last January.

The Spanish coach has made no secret of his desire to return to the Premier League after his separation from Newcastle in the summer of 2019, after he failed to resolve his differences with Mike Ashley, the club’s owner.

Steve Bruce has taken over from Benitez, and with the much-anticipated sale of the club yet to be completed, the prospect of a return to the former Champions League winner appears remote, at least in the short term.

Benitez was linked with taking charge of Scotland’s Celtic earlier this year, and the former Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss was also named as a candidate to lead Tottenham and Everton.

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