Two days ago, RMC reported that Zinedine Zidane is the ‘favourite’ candidate to replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United as they have struggled in recent weeks under the Portuguese tactician’s guidance.
On October 2nd, we covered a report from Le Parisien, who claimed the people close to the Frenchman are unaware of his desire to manage the Red Devils as his immediate focus is to watch his four sons play football.
The 46-year-old is without a job after leaving Real Madrid in the summer and there were reports suggesting that Juventus could offer him a position after Giuseppe Marotta’s exit.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano, writing for Calciomercato, claims the three-time Champions League winning manager has been approached in recent days and was asked directly about the opportunity to take the position at the Turin club.
The Italian website has more details and they claim that he has never received any proposal from the Old Lady nor is he considering to change his role. There has been no direct offers or talks from the Serie A winners’ management regarding the position at the club.
It’s claimed the former midfielder turned down an offer more than €15m-a-year from the Middle East as he wants to manage a club at the highest level and this is when Romano says that Zidane is waiting for an offer from the Premier League.
Zidane is aware that Paris Saint-Germain will make an approach for him after the end of the season, but he ‘wants’ to take over a club in England and Manchester United could become the ‘ideal solution’.
Several reports indicate that Mourinho has lost the dressing room and his days at Old Trafford are numbered after a poor start this season. Zidane, who is aware of the situation, dreams of winning titles in different countries, while also focusing on lifting the Champions League once again.
The majority of the report mainly focuses on the fact that he is not interested in taking the top position at Juventus as his aim is to continue his managerial career and his desire is to manage a club in England.
If United’s situation doesn’t improve under Mourinho, Zidane’s wish to manage the Premier League club could soon be a reality, provided he is offered the job at Old Trafford.