Zinedine Zidane has effectively been ruled out of the managerial position at Manchester United
According to Spanish newspaper AS (h/t The Sun), Zinedine Zidane may be out of contention for the coach’s role at Manchester United should anything happen to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The French coach worked wonders at Real Madrid as he led the Spanish giants to back-to-back UEFA Champions League titles. Zidane has proven himself as a great coach during the course and would be a great addition to any team in the world.
Meanwhile, Ole is under increasing pressure due to a lack of consistency and strength in his group of players. The Norwegian failed to win any title with the Red Devils as a coach. The Board of Directors has strongly supported him by bringing in some outstanding players such as Harry Maguire, Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo during his tenure.
Despite this, the 48-year-old found it difficult to succeed on a consistent basis. His team suffered humiliating losses against rivals Manchester City and Liverpool in recent weeks. There was an inherent lack of sharpness and personality from players wearing red during the Manchester derby.
It is believed Zizou will not take over for Manchester United and could be tempted to return to training at a European club where there is a “clear winning project”. On the other hand, the Red Devils were in disarray with inconsistent results and a lack of character at times.
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It is also believed that the former Real Madrid coach is waiting for a job as coach of the French national team. It appears that the hierarchy and structure at Man United may not be enough to attract Zidane to Old Trafford.
Fans are growing increasingly frustrated with the current brand of football in the red side of Manchester. The board of directors may have to make an unfavorable decision regarding an initial future although it is unlikely that they will be able to appoint the French director.