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Zinedine Zidane 'will reject Man Utd for two key reasons' that Sir Jim Ratcliffe can't change

Zinedine Zidane 'will reject Man Utd for two key reasons' that Sir Jim Ratcliffe can't change

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is considering alternatives for Erik ten Hag, but former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will take a lot of convincing.

New Manchester United owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe will have a pretty tough task trying to persuade Zinedine Zidane to join the club, with the Frenchmen unlikely to take the job for two key reasons.

Since acquiring a 25% share of the club from the Glazers, Ratcliffe has outlined his action plan for the club with proposals for a brand-new Old Trafford.

"It's about time someone built a national stadium in the north of England," Ratcliffe explained.

Ever since Erik ten Hag took over as United boss there have been doubts over his credentials to lead the team forward, and despite a good run of form in the early stages of 2024, Ten Hag's men still sit eight points off the top four.

According to a 'well-placed' Manchester Evening News source, Ratcliffe is "not completely sold" on Ten Hag and is exploring options for the managerial position.

In light of these reports, Foot Mercato claims that Ratcliffe's dream appointment would be former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane who has been out of work since 2021.

Zidane made history with his previous club by winning three consecutive Champions League trophies between 2016 and 2018, with his star studded

side of Cristiano Ronaldo and co dominating the European scene.

However, journalist Julien Laurens is convinced that the 51-year-old footballing legend would have no interest in moving to Old Trafford for two key reasons.

"I’ve always been told that the language barrier in terms of his English, which he doesn’t speak and doesn’t necessarily want to learn, has always been an obstacle to him arriving in the Premier League," Laurens told RMC Sport.

"I don’t think he likes life in England either.

"He didn’t want to come as a player and nor does he want to come as a manager," He added.

However, Zidane isn't the only name on Ratcliffe's list with Brighton Brighton coach Roberto de Zerbi also linked according to the MEN, however, the Italian coach is also one of the favourites to take over the reins at City after Pep Guardiola.

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