Zinedine Zidane has said he expects to return to managing in the near future.

Zidane stepped down as manager of Real Madrid after the 17-18 season.

"Surely I am going to return to coaching soon, because I like it and [football] is what I have done my whole life," Zidane told RTVE as he watched his son Elyaz playing for Madrid's youth team.

Zidane has been linked with Manchester United.

"Zidane can go where he wants," former teammate Claude Makelele told L'Equipe. "He's won three successive Champions Leagues. No one in history has done that. He has the opportunity to rest a little, but I know he'll return because he loves football."