Zinedine Zidane just keeps adding to his already full list of duties.
He is the director of football for Real Madrid, while getting his coaching badges and of course the ever-taxing task of just being Zizou. But now he’s added “part-owner of a French fourth division club” to his resume.
How did a lowly side like Rodez Aveyron Football catch the attention of the soccer legend? A bold approach and a little bit of luck.
Zidane was in Rodez, his wife’s hometown, visiting his in-laws when the club’s cash-strapped owners found out he was in the area.
From the BBC:
“Some people came to see me about their ambitions for Rodez football club and it seemed interesting. Things needed to be done and I wanted to help out,” said Zidane.
“I come from the streets, a difficult neighbourhood. I have never forgotten my roots. It’s not because you work for the biggest club in the world that you forget everything beforehand. It’s thanks to my in-laws that I have discovered this club and family. I love this region and spending time here and I feel at home.”
He hopes to help the club climb back up to the second division. Good luck, Zizou!
Via Dirty Tackle.