Report emanating from France has it that former Real Madrid Coach, Zinedine Zidane will likely take up United’s manager position if Mourinho leaves the club.
Zidane was being lined up as sporting director at Juventus but wants to stay in management and has set his sights on the Premier League and, in particular, United.
Zidane who left the Spanish club – Real Madrid after winning three consecutive Champions League titles would prefer a move to England instead a director’s role or even managing a national team side.
According to Metro, the French man wants to manage in the Premier League next season and is keeping tabs on Jose Mourinho’s situation at Manchester United.
Mourinho is under increased pressure to deliver success to United after failing to win a trophy at Old Trafford last season. Despite finishing 19 points behind Manchester City, Mourinho is adamant that last season’s second-placed finish in the Premier League should be considered as one of his ‘biggest achievements’. Mourinho, however, has been at odds with United’s hierarchy this summer, primarily over their refusal to sign an experienced central defender before the transfer window closed last Thursday.
More recently is his constant feud with Midfielder star Paul Pogba who might likely leave United after his big money move from Juventus last season.
Zidane is known for his calmness and ability to manage the dressing room considerably. He might be a big hit for United considering the fact that he is revered by most players as their idol.