“He’s the standout candidate” – Robbie Keane reveals the perfect manager for Manchester United

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Former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane has urged the Manchester United board to appoint former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane as successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The club have been linked with the likes of Zindedine Zidane, PSG Boss Mauricio Pochettino, Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag and Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers but Keane believes Zidane will be the perfect manager for Manchester United.

He told Sky Sports: “Why would Pochettino leave PSG at this present time? You’ve got Mbappe, Neymar and Messi.

“United aren’t at the level they were a few years ago. A massive club, but in terms of where they [United] are now in the last three, four years, they haven’t been the Man United that we’ve known for the last 15 to 20 years.

“I think Ole was probably just a stop-gap, he’s a lovely guy and will always be a club legend but for me always felt like a stop-gap.

“Who do you get in now? Pochettino, he hasn’t won anything yet, [although] he’s clearly going to win the league with PSG [this season]. Would he leave PSG now to come to Manchester United?

“The only reason why he would leave is to come back to the Premier League. I know he definitely would love to come back to the premier league at some stage, it’s certainly a good fit.

“For me I would say Zidane; he’s out there, he doesn’t have a job, he’s worked with Ronaldo and Varane – he knows them inside out and he’s won the Champions League with them.

“In terms of someone who’s won a lot of things for me he’s the standout candidate.”