The ex-France, Juventus and Real Madrid superstar has started a two-year university diploma at Limoges to become a manager and is dreaming of coaching Les Bleus. Zizou said: "France manager? Why not? It would not be bad. Anything is possible in life."
Current coach Laurent Blanc is not yet quaking in his boots as Zidane has two years of hard studying ahead.
And it is believed he will first put his new skills to work in his current role as Real Madrid Director of Sport. Zidane enrolled into the Centre of Law and Sports Finances at Limoges with 17 other hopefuls, with former Leeds midfielder Olivier Dacourt among them.
Blanc himself, as well as ex-Arsenal ace Manu Petit, are also graduates of the school. Course joint chief Gerard Coudier said: "Former players speak three languages fluently — they know what a player's contract is all about, they understand how agents and intermediaries work and they also know the limits.
"What characterises Zidane, a man completely successful in his life, is curiosity. He doesn't need to come here, it's not an imperative need.
"That shows that he comes here, curious and modest at the same time, because he wants to learn. It's a dream to teach someone like that."
Zidane will be studying the likes of 'Economy of Professional Sport' and 'Marketing and Communication of Club Brands'. He will have to write essays on subjects relating to the running of a club or a national team and finally will have to make a presentation to a school board discussing a mock project.
Zidane said: "It's a new stage and I want to learn."
When he retired in 2006 Zizou insisted he had no intention of becoming a coach. Yet working closely with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid has clearly whetted his appetite. While seeing Zidane barking orders from the touchline is some time away, the eye-popping media furore that greeted the news proved he remains France's biggest idol.