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Month: February 2024

Zidane really wants to train in Italy

Zinedine Zidane has not currently coached again after leaving Real Madrid. One day, Zizou wants to try out coaching a club in Italy.

Zidane was trusted to become the head coach of the Real Madrid senior team in 2016. He previously spent time as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant and coached the Castilla team.

Zidane’s achievements as Madrid coach were very good. The French football legend has won two LaLiga titles and three Champions Leagues.

Zidane is currently still not coaching after completing his second period at Madrid in 2021. Zidane has been linked with many top clubs as long as there is no new boat.

The 51 year old man is currently in Italy. Zidane came to attend the premiere of Marcello Lippi’s documentary. The famous Italian tactician was the figure who established Zidane as a top footballer at Juventus.

Italy is also a familiar country for Zidane. The winner of the 1998 World Cup title really wants to have a career in the world of coaching in Italy.

“Why not, anything can happen. I want to train in Italy one day,” Zidane told DAZN.

“I’m not coaching at the moment, but why not? I like Italy and I like football in Italy,” he stressed.

Massimiliano Allegri’s future at Juventus is currently still a question mark. So, it is not impossible for Zidane to return to the Bianconeri as a coach.

Ferrari Announces Hamilton Joining in 2025

Ferrari has announced the signing of Lewis Hamilton for 2025. He comes to replace Carlos Sainz.

“Scuderia Ferrari is proud to announce that Lewis Hamilton will join the team in 2025, on a multi-year contract (multi-year contract),” read a statement from the team with the Prancing Horse logo, Friday (2/2/2024) early morning WIB.

Hamilton’s arrival from Mercedes also shifted Carlos Sainz’s position. Ferrari ensures that the 2024 season will be the end of its time together with Carlos Sainz.

“We still have one more season to give everything together with Carlos Sainz,” read Scuderia Ferrari’s tweet on the X account.

Can Lewis Hamilton in Ferrari beat Verstappen?

Charles Leclerc signed a new contract with Ferrari last week. Leclerc will also be Hamilton’s teammate at Ferrari starting next year.

Hamilton is a seven-time world champion and is the most successful driver in Formula 1 history with 103 wins and 104 pole positions. Michael Schumacher is the only other rider with seven world titles.

However, Ferrari’s decision to bring in Hamilton actually needs to be questioned. Hamilton has not won a race since December 2021.

Ducati is negotiating a new contract with Bagnaia

Francesco Bagnaia is on the verge of getting a new contract with Ducati. Both parties are still undergoing the negotiation stage.

The Italian rider’s contract will expire at the end of the 2024 season. Ducati has clearly wanted this collaboration to continue after Bagnaia successfully became MotoGP world champion in the last two seasons.

“We are working to try to get an agreement with Pecco,” Ducati General Manager Gigi Dall’Igna told Speedweek.

“A contract with a two-time MotoGP world champion is never easy, so we still have work to do. However, I hope to sort it out in the near future,” he said.

Most of the riders except Brad Binder (KTM) and Luca Marini (Honda) both have remaining contracts until the end of this year. It is believed that the driver market will immediately become busy at the start of the championship.

At Ducati itself, it is very possible that there will be changes to the rider line-up for 2025. Pecco Bagnaia has the potential to have a new tandem because it is said that Enea Bastianini will not be retained due to a disappointing debut season.

It’s even more interesting because 2023 MotoGP runner-up Jorge Martin gave Ducati an ultimatum to promote him to the factory team. Meanwhile, Marc Marquez has the potential to become Martin’s rival after joining Gresini.

“In my opinion, a lot of riders will move at the start of the season. So I think there will be a lot of news to report for you in the first few months of the year,” said Dall’Igna.

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