According to Daily Record via Metro, Manchester United have made progress in the club’s attempt to persuade former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United boss.
The report claims Zidane has now changed his stance about the Manchester United job, with the France international now open to replacing Solskjaer.
Zidane, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag are all on the Manchester United’s managerial shortlist but Zidane is by far the most attainable of that trio, given he is currently without a club.
Zidane was previously not interested in the Manchester United job but with the former Real Madrid boss now open to managing Manchester United, Solskjaer will now be under huge pressure to turn things around.
Zidane is increasingly ‘attracted’ to the prospect of becoming Manchester United boss, particularly with the squad boasting two of his old Madrid charges in Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane as well as a player he has long coveted: compatriot Paul Pogba.
Despite Zidane’s interest in becoming Manchester United boss, one rather large obstacle still remains, with Zidane’s wife, Veronique, not attracted to the idea of living in Manchester and she would prefer that her husband takes a longer break before returning to football.