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Manchester United Have Held Initial Conversations With Zinedine Zidane To Replace Jose Mourinho

Jack Kenmare

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Manchester United Have Held Initial Conversations With Zinedine Zidane To Replace Jose Mourinho

It is being reported that Manchester United have held initial talks with Zinedine Zidane to replace Jose Mourinho as manager.

beIN Sports claim that the Frenchman has been in contact with United, with host Richard Keys confirming the news after their 3-1 defeat to West Ham on Saturday afternoon.

The former Real Madrid boss has been heavily linked with the job, and these latest reports only intensify the rumour, especially considering Zidane is currently in London with his family. Coincidence?


Last month, former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, who is currently without a job, was favourite to take over the reigns at Old Trafford at 4/1 with Betfair and Paddy Power, according to Oddschecker.

On top of that, French publication L'Equipe claimed that 'Zizou' is eyeing a move to the Premier League.

The report goes on to state that the Champions League winning manager is keen on taking Jose Mourinho's job and managing Manchester United.

According to The Mirror he's so prepared for getting the United job that he's put together a transfer wish list already.

The paper claim Toni Kroos, Thiago Alcantara, James Rodriguez and Edinson Cavani top the list.

It's an interesting group of targets, especially as most people would argue none of them is exactly what the club needs right now, even if they are all world class players.

Kroos and Zidane worked together at Real. Image: PA Images
Kroos and Zidane worked together at Real. Image: PA Images

Zidane will no doubt be enjoying his time off, with one eye on what's happening in the game at all times.

As mentioned earlier, the former Los Blancos man has been linked with a move there ever since leaving Madrid so you can understand some fans having some fun with him after seeing this post earlier from the Frenchman's holiday in London:

Image: Zinedine Zidane/Instagram
Image: Zinedine Zidane/Instagram

Would Zidane be the right man for the job?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Football News, Jose Mourinho, Football, Manchester United, Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid

Jack Kenmare
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