Report claims Manchester United is working to convince free manager to join the club

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Despite reports that Zinedine Zidane is not interested in managing Manchester United due to his desire to take over at the French national team, The Sunday Times is claiming that the club’s hierarchy are working to convince him to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The former Real Madrid boss is regarded as one of the best coaches in modern football, after his successful tenures with the spanish club, which saw him win three UEFA Champions League titles and two La Liga titles.

The Sunday Times says that the football legend isn’t sure the Man Utd job is for him, but the Red Devils are looking to sway him with the prospects of linking up with Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane, who he’s worked with before.

The move will also allow Zidane the chance to manage Paul Pogba, a player he was close to signing while at the Spanish capital.

Brendan Rodgers, Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag are other names that have been linked with the Man Utd job, although the Leicester City boss appears to be an emerging favourite for now.