Zinedine Zidane romances his wife by buying her a football club
Zinedine Zidane is a Frenchman, and we all know that the French are notorious for their romantic nature. Whether it is flowers, wine, chocolates or exapensive jewellry, the just get things exactly right.
Well, rather than toeing the typical line Zidane has broken the mould, buying his wife Veronique Fernandez a football club.
The club in question are French fourth division side Rodez Aveyron, who have suffered financial difficulties and were relegated last season.
You would think that Fernandez is not intending to take a particularly deep involvement in the running of the club, but Rodez are now thought to be saved from any liquidation worries.
“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. I love this region and spending time here and I feel at home.”