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24th Aug 2018

Zinedine Zidane makes known United intentions

Wayne Farry

Zinedine Zidane is currently without a job.

Jose Mourinho is a man under pressure at Manchester United, and if the Premier League club decide to discard of the Portuguese manager, then Zinedine Zidane is ready to step in.

The former Real Madrid youth team coach has been without a club since resigning from his position as Real Madrid manager just days after his third Champions League triumph as manager of the La Liga giants.

The recent turbulence at Old Trafford has seen a number of rumours linking the Frenchman with the manager’s job at Manchester United, though those rumours appeared to be quashed this week when the club backed Jose Mourinho publicly.

That resolve to support Mourinho might well be tested however after it emerged that Zidane has reportedly told those close to him that he is keen to take over from the former Chelsea manager.

According to reports in the Daily Mail, the 46-year-old has confided in friends that he expects to be offered the Manchester United job if Mourinho is sacked.

Mourinho faces a crunch tie with Tottenham Hotspur on Monday, a defeat in which will leave him facing serious questions over his ability to continue as manager.

United won their opening match of the Premier League by two goals to one against Leicester City, but followed that with a 3-1 defeat away to Brighton.

The performance at the Amex Stadium, combined with the negativity coming from Mourinho throughout the buildup to the season, as well as reports of Ed Woodward restricting the amount of money spent on defensive reinforcements, mean that he now faces perhaps the most unstable period of his Manchester United career to date.

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