The 46-year-old French international, Zinedine Zidane is unemployed( just a pun) after he resigned as Real Madrid manager in May. The resignation came just five days after he guided the club to their third consecutive Champions League title.
Zidane with Los Blancos, won La Liga title in 2017, as well as two Club World Cup trophies during his two-and-a-half years tenure as first-team manager at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
According to the reports from a French sports outlet, L’Equipe, Zidane is already considering his next tenure as a manager in the Premier League. The report also claims that the former French midfielder is especially keen on managing Manchester United. Few reports even insisted that United have Zidane on their shortlist of candidates to replace Mourinho if the 55-year-old Portuguese leaves at the end of the season. However, Mourinho’s contract runs until 2020.
On the other hand, Red Devils current manager, Mourinho is under intensified pressure to deliver success to Manchester United after they finished second in the Premier League, last season. However, Mourinho calls it as a big achievement after finishing 19 points behind Manchester City.
Mourinho was very angry with United’s hierarchy this summer. The differences was due to their refusal to sign an experienced central defender before the transfer window closed on August 10. Jose Mourinho is under pressure to win a trophy with United this season. Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld and Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng were both wanted by Mourinho, but United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was unable to strike a deal for either of the players.
Mourinho also warned that Manchester United might face a ‘difficult season’ if the squad is not improved. Mourinho also disagreed with Woodward over the future of Anthony Martial, with the United manager happy for the French forward to be sold.
With the frustrations growing over Mourinho’s playing style, lack of trophies and alleged remarks over the players, Zidane can bring the glory to Old Trafford after his success at Spain capital.