Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane should be next PSG boss - David Ginola

David Ginola has said Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane would be an "ideal" coach for Paris Saint-Germain.

Zidane, in his first senior managerial job, guided Madrid to back-to-back Champions League trophies and last season's La Liga title. However, there has been speculation over his future after a difficult season that has left the Champions League as the club's only chance of silverware.

PSG have spent more than €1 billion attempting to bring European success to the Parc des Princes, but have yet to make it past the Champions League quarterfinals.

And speaking to El Pais, Ginola said his former France teammate would be the right man for the challenge.

"I see Zidane as the ideal next PSG coach," he said. "To win the Champions League with PSG should be his next objective. Then he will have time, in the future, to coach the France national team."

Ginola said PSG coach Unai Emery should be replaced if his team fails win this season's Champions League.

"He will have no excuses," he said. "The Qatari owners have put all the resources imaginable at his disposal for him to triumph.

"They signed Neymar and [Kylian] Mbappe, reformed the training ground, have many people working with him ... if with all that he cannot [win the Champions League], then he will have to leave."

But former Madrid forward Raul Gonzalez, who has returned to the club in a backroom role, told AS that Zidane should stay at the Bernabeu next season whatever happened.

"Even if they win nothing -- although we hope that does not happen -- Zidane must continue next season," he said.

"Real Madrid do not win trophies every year. I would like him to stay on, although you never know what will happen in the world of football."

Raul said former teammate Zidane had shown his managemerial ability by guiding his team out of a rocky patch including a Copa del Rey exit to neighbours Leganes, and a 3-0 home Clasico defeat to Barcelona.

"He has handled the situation very well, with a lot of intelligence," Raul said. "They have got their confidence back, and physically the team is better. They have scored many goals in recent games."