Published: Wed, August 15, 2018
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Zinedine Zidane Wants To Replace Jose Mourinho As Man Utd Boss

Zinedine Zidane Wants To Replace Jose Mourinho As Man Utd Boss

Now unemployed, Zidane appears to be taking out of the game before lining up a return in 2019, and L'Equipe now report that he is particularly looking to become the next Manchester United manager next summer.

Mourinho is under enormous pressure win the Premier League this season after failing to win a trophy at Old Trafford last campaign.

He had been linked with the French national team job but Didier Deschamps looks certain to stay in his role after winning the World Cup in Russian Federation last month.

Zidane enjoyed an extremely successful spell in charge of Real Madrid, guiding them to three consecutive Champions League triumphs and the La Liga title.

Zidane, 46, turned his hand to coaching in 2014 with Real Madrid's Castilla side, and was promoted in January 2016 following Rafael Benitez's exit.

Despite finishing 19 points behind Manchester City, Mourinho is adamant that last season's second-placed finish in the Premier League should be considered as one of his "biggest achievements".

The former Chelsea boss, however, has been at odds with United's hierarchy this summer, primarily over their refusal to sign an experienced central defender before the transfer window closed last Thursday. The Portuguese defender travelled with the United squad to U.S. for their pre-season tour but was under a special training program separate from the rest of the team.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Anthony Martial was left on the bench in Manchester United's Premier League opener at Old Trafford, with the Red Devils forced into using other options.

The news may please United fans, and would surely leave Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial feeling optimistic - and not just due to their seemingly frayed relationships with Mourinho.

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