‘I don’t know what they are looking for, but he’s the perfect manager for Manchester United’ — Juventus legend Del Piero reveals


Former Juventus star, Alessandro Del Piero, has insisted that his former teammate, Zinedine Zidane is a good fit for Manchester United.

Zidane is one of the few names being considered as replacement for the recently sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but it isn’t certain if his heart is in it.

United are said to have made a formal approach for the former Real Madrid boss, who is believed to be keen on taking over as France national team’s manager, when Didier Deschamps steps down.

And while Del Piero is confident Zidane is a good fit for United, he reckons the UEFA Champions League winner may yet decide to extend his break from football management.

He told Sky Sports, “I think he is taking some time off.

“Last time I spoke with him, he explained how tough it is to become a coach. I’m approaching the coaching licence now as well so I see you have to be there in every aspect, to be on top of everything.

“He told me how tough and demanding it is, in terms of timing, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“So he is probably taking some time off. But I don’t know. I see Zidane as a good fit for Manchester United. But I don’t know what they are looking for.”