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Zinedine Zidane has already made feelings clear on Man Utd job with French legend 'favourite' to replace Erik ten Hag

Zinedine Zidane has already made feelings clear on Man Utd job with French legend 'favourite' to replace Erik ten Hag

Zidane has already made his feelings clear on the Old Trafford post.

Zinedine Zidane has already revealed whether he would be interested in taking the Manchester United job.

Pressure increased on Erik ten Hag at the weekend after United were humbled 3-0 by in-form Bournemouth at Old Trafford.

The defeat, which pundit and former United midfielder Owen Hargreaves labelled as "embarrassing", means United are 10 points behind top of the league Liverpool with 16 games played.

Back in September, it was reported that former Real Madrid boss Zidane would be the favourite to the reins at Old Trafford if Ten Hag was dismissed.

A World Cup, European Championship and Champions League winner in his playing days, Zidane also claimed three Champions League trophies in succession during his time as Real Madrid manager.

However, the Frenchman has been out of work since bringing a second stint as Real Madrid boss to a close in the summer of 2021.

And he revealed in 2022 that while he is looking to make a return to the dugout, personal ambition rules him out of the running for many roles.

Moreover, the language barrier has prevented him from ever becoming a contender for prominent positions in the Premier League, such as the United job.

Speaking to L’Equipe, Zidane said: “When I was a player, I could choose almost every club. As a coach, there aren't 50 clubs I can go to. There are two or three possibilities.

“If I go back to a club, it's to win. I say this in all modesty. That's why I can't go anywhere.

Image credit: Getty
Image credit: Getty

“For other reasons, too, I might not be able to go everywhere. Which ones? The language, for example. Certain conditions make things more difficult.

“When people say to me: 'Do you want to go to Manchester?' I understand English but I don't fully master it.

“I know that there are coaches who go to clubs without speaking the language, but I work differently. To win, many elements come into play. It's a global context. Me, I know what I need to win.”

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Topics: Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag