The 52-year-old then took over at PSG and although he delivered domestic domination in France he was unable to make a mark in the Champions League, and left the club in 2016 to be replaced by now Arsenal boss Unai Emery.
Zidane, a former Madrid star and France global, was one of the greatest players of his generation, winning trophies that included the 1998 World Cup, Euro 2000 and the 2002 Champions League, as well as the 1998 Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year prize in 1998, 2000 and 2003.
Wenger also explained his decision to reject offers to become Real Madrid's head coach on more than one occasion.
Zinedine Zidane has sensationally quit Real Madrid after landing an historic Champions League hat-trick.
An intense training regime is a key part of the Pochettino set-up hat included his loyal coaching team of Miguel D'Agostino, Jesus Perez and Toni Jiminez, with players they consider to be unable or unwilling to follow the demands placed upon them ushered out of the club in double quick time. "I'm not going to get involved in these things", he said when asked about a possible successor. "In this case it does not depend on me".
The Argentine committed his long-term future to Tottenham last week when he signed a five-year contract extension but as many supporters know, deals like that count for little these days other than add to the bartering ability when it comes to agreeing compensation packages.More news: Saudi, Kuwait, UAE plan meeting on OPEC
Pochettino, who joined Spurs in 2014, said: "I am happy at Tottenham because they let me work and we are growing together".
As a player, Zidane mastered the art of the unexpected - whether good (those incredible goals), or bad (that headbutt, which cost his country a World Cup) - and it seems that he's carried that over into management.
"But I think if they offer Spurs £50m and he wanted to go, stranger things have happened in football".
"It is exciting now because I can be tested again", he told reporters, as reported by the Express.
Bale was the only Madrid player who did not send him a farewell message on social media. "That empathy is very important".
Zidane surprisingly announced his decision to leave the Bernabeu on Thursday, less than a week after guiding the Spanish giants to a third successive Champions League triumph.