Former Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick has revealed the ideal replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should the Norwegian be sacked by the club.
Solskjaer is under immense pressure at Manchester United following a run of poor results.
Asked about his preference to be the next United manager, Chadwick told CaughtOffside: “It’s a tough question … Zidane was obviously one of the world’s greatest as a player, and has done incredible stuff as a manager at Real Madrid, winning the Champions League time and time again. He’s an icon in world football, but in terms of being a Manchester United manager, it doesn’t seem right in my eyes.
“I think Brendan Rodgers, if he hadn’t been a Liverpool manager, would be the ideal candidate, with what he’s achieved in the past in the Premier League. He’s done incredibly well at Leicester City and just seems to fit the mould of Manchester United more than your Zidanes or your Contes. But the fact that he was the manager of Liverpool makes it harder to cross that border.
“Still, out of the two of them my preference would be Brendan Rodgers.
“Rodgers has shown what he can do without spending a huge amount. He did at Liverpool and obviously at Leicester he’s worked on a tight budget. In my eyes, this is not a squad that needs £250m spending on it.
“There’s a huge amount of talent there, and hopefully Ole can get that working together and get a structure going to win games, but in terms of the finances involved, again Rodgers is that kind of manager who’d work well, rather than someone like Zidane who might ask for a lot of money.”