English Premiership

Zidane keen on replacing Mourinho at Man United

2018-08-15 11:13
Zinedine Zidane (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Reports in France are suggesting that multiple Champions League winning coach Zinedine Zidane is already plotting a move to the Premier League.

According to L'equipe, Zidane who has lifted the Champions League with Real Madrid over three consecutive years is already eyeing a return to management in the Premier League with Manchester United.

It is believed that the 46-year-old is eyeing Old Trafford as his next destination to replace Jose Mourinho as early as next season.

Zidane who was named FIFA's Best Manager in 2017 - became the first manager to win three consecutive Champions League trophies - winning nine major titles at the Bernabeu.

Jose Mourinho's relationship with United executive vice-chairperson, Ed Woodward is believed to have deteriorated after hitting out at the club's lack of transfer activity.

"I had my plans for many months and I find myself with the market closed in a situation I did not think I would be in. It’s the last time I speak about it. It’s over, the market is closed. That’s football management. I think football is changing and managers should be called head coaches," said Mourinho.

The Portuguese coach who is a combative personality also is reported to have a strained relationship with some of his players having publicly criticised Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw. 

 

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