Zinedine Zidane 'holds talks' over move to Major League Soccer 2 months ago

Zinedine Zidane 'holds talks' over move to Major League Soccer

Understandably, Zinedine Zidane is likely to be a man in demand in the months ahead.

In just two and a half years as manager of Real Madrid, Zidane guided the club to three consecutive Champions League titles before stepping down in the summer.

He's since indicated that he may return to management in the near future, with numerous reports suggesting he is in Manchester United's sights should they decide to replace Jose Mourinho. Although some reports have gone as far as claiming Zidane has already identified a list of players he'd like to bring to United, it's now emerged that the 20-times English champions aren't the only club interested in acquiring his services.

The Mirror claim that David Beckham, a friend of Zidane's following their time together as teammates at Real, has identified the former France midfielder as a potential manager for his new Major League Soccer team.

Beckham has made no secret of the fact that he intends to make Internacional Club de Futbol Miami - Inter Miami, for short - the biggest club in the United States. He is said to be exploring the possibility of moves for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in order to help him do this, but a high-profile manager is also said to be something the former England captain is targeting.

Zidane clearly fits the bill, and is said to have already held preliminary talks about the possibility of taking charge of Inter Miami in time for their MLS debut in 2020.

Despite this, Zidane is thought to prefer a return to management in Europe, lending weight to the rumours he may be heading to Old Trafford at some point in the next 12 months.

Prior to this, Beckham had also been reportedly considering appointing former Manchester United Class of '92 teammate Gary Neville as manager of the Miami team.