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Manchester United Have Made Contact With Zinedine Zidane About Becoming Their New Manager

Manchester United Have Made Contact With Zinedine Zidane About Becoming Their New Manager

Zinedine Zidane could be edging one step closer to becoming the permanent Manchester United manager after the club have made contact with the Frenchman.

That's according to a report from Diario AS (via Football Espana), which claims that the Red Devils have opened a dialogue with the 46-year-old manager.

The Spanish newspaper has added that the former Real Madrid coach is open to the idea of a new challenge in England, but he has not made a 'firm' response to the club yet.

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Zizou, who won three back-to-back Champions League titles with Los Blancos, left the Spanish club at the end of the previous season.

He is one of the favourites to be named as José Mourinho's long-term successor, following on from the sacking of the former Chelsea boss. Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino is another frontrunner for the managerial role next season.

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Credit: PA

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been appointed as United's caretaker manager until the end of the season, with the club making the official announcement on Wednesday.

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Of course, it follows on from a leak on the United website that confirmed the 45-year-old Norwegian's appointment on Tuesday night.

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"Manchester United is in my heart and it's brilliant to be coming back in this role," he told the club's website.

"I'm really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club."

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Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman, said: "Ole is a club legend with huge experience, both on the pitch and in coaching roles.

"His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back.

"We are confident they will unite the players and the fans as we head into the second half of the season."

Should Zidane be United's next manager?

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Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Los Blancos, Football News, Jose Mourinho, Chelsea, Zizou, Football, Manchester United, red devils, Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid

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Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]