Football News

Former Real Madrid Boss Zinedine Zidane has explained Manchester United stance amid Erik ten Hag pressure.

Zinedine Zidane is allegedly a target for Manchester United owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe should the team choose to cut ways with Erik ten Hag.

After purchasing a 27.7 percent ownership in the team, Ratcliffe and INEOS have already begun to make substantial changes at Old Trafford. After the team’s 2-1 home loss to Fulham on Saturday, speculation about Ten Hag’s future at the organisation has only grown.

Ten Hag’s deal at Old Trafford is set to expire in the summer, and it is not yet known if he will return for a third season. Ratcliffe is reportedly not quite convinced that Ten Hag should stay at Old Trafford following a disappointing campaign, according to MEN Sport.

The Reds suffered early eliminations from the Champions League and Carabao Cup, and they are presently sixth in the Premier League. Roberto De Zerbi, the manager of Brighton, is reportedly one of the replacement candidates that United is considering.

But Zidane joining the team is the “dream,” according to Foot Mercato. After departing Real Madrid in 2021, the former France midfielder is unemployed and has been tipped for every major club in Europe. It’s rumoured that Zidane is a huge fan of Ineos’ current CEO, Jean-Claude Blanc, who once tried to entice him to join Paris Saint-Germain.

Zidane has previously been predicted to take over as Old Trafford’s new head coach. The 51-year-old was given serious consideration in 2019 and was strongly linked to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2021 before Ralf Rangnick was named in a temporary capacity.
Zidane then stated that he would not be able to join the Premier League due to his poor command of the English language.

In an interview in the summer of 2022, he asked: “Do you think I should visit Manchester [United]? I’m not fluent in English, but I do comprehend it. Although I am aware that some instructors visit groups without knowing the language, my approach to coaching is different.

“There are other factors at play; it’s a global setting. I’m aware of what I need to succeed.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button