Zinedine Zidane ‘is NOT interested in managing Manchester United’ if the Red Devils decide to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after their humiliating 5-0 defeat to rivals Liverpool
- Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under immense pressure
- Speculation surrounds his future after Sunday’s 5-0 loss to rivals Liverpool
- Crisis talks have been held with the Man United board and the Glazer family
- Antonio Conte is among the names who have been linked to the manager’s role
- Zinedine Zidane though is reportedly not interest in taking the job at Old Trafford
Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane is reportedly not interested in the manager’s position at Manchester United should it become available.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is fighting to save his job at Old Trafford after the humiliating 5-0 defeat to their biggest rivals Liverpool on Sunday.
Crisis talks have since been held with the Manchester United board and the Glazer family, with Solskjaer fearing his time as manager may be coming to an end after nearly three years.
Zinedine Zidane is reportedly not interested in becoming manager at Manchester United
Zidane has been touted by some as a potential replacement for the Norwegian should he leave the club.
But now ESPN have reported that the Frenchman is ‘not interested’ in becoming Manchester United manager.
The 49-year-old has been out of a job since May, after the end of his second stint as Real Madrid manager.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position at Manchester United is under threat after Sunday’s defeat
United’s board and the Glazer family have had crisis talks over Solskjaer since the defeat to Liverpool
It’s said that Zidane is in ‘no rush’ to return to management and is waiting for the right opportunity to present itself.
Zidane would be an obvious choice to be on United’s shortlist after enjoying much success as manager at the Santiago Bernabeu.
In his two spells in charge at Madrid, he won three consecutive Champions League trophies, two LaLiga titles and two Club World Cup crowns
As a player he won the World Cup with France in 1998, and he is seen as a favourite to replace Didier Deschamps as manager of the international team whenever he steps down.
Zidane has managed Cristiano Ronaldo before and guided Real Madrid to three straight Champions League trophies
At United, senior players are now questioning Solskjaer’s tactics and leadership over concerns that he lacks the experience to get himself out of trouble and is too soft on them.
Antonio Conte is considered the leading candidate to replace Solskjaer and the Italian has expressed interested in the job having been out of work since leaving Inter Milan in May.
His camp maintain though they will not open talks with United until Solskjaer’s situation has been resolved.