Ex-Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will not seek Manchester United job

Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is not interested in handling Manchester United if the Premier League side leave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, sources have told ESPN.

Often tipped to be a viable candidate for the Old Trafford bench should Solskjaer leave, Zidane is in no rush to return to management and is waiting for the right opportunity to present itself.

Sources have told ESPN’s Mark Ogden that Solskjaer is fighting to save his United manager job, with a significant number of the squad losing faith in the Norwegian tactician even before Sunday’s 5-0 loss to Liverpool.

ESPN have also learned that the United hierarchy is aware that former Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte is being seen as an option.

A member of the World Cup winning team with France in 1998, Zidane is a big favorite to succeed at the head of the Blues whenever Didier Deschamps retires, whether after the 2022 World Cup or the Euro 2024.

Zidane, 49, left Real Madrid last summer to complete his second term at the Bernabeu. During his two terms in Madrid, he won numerous trophies, including three Champions League trophies, two LaLiga titles and two Club World Cup crowns. He also has two victories in the European Supercup.

Pierre Vandelo

Amateur football coach and keen on sports news, Pierre brilliantly manages the eponymous column of Media Foot Marseille. Do not ask him which club he supports: his duty of journalistic neutrality will prevent him from answering you ..!