From England: Manchester United eye Monchi

Lynette Rowe
August 15, 2018

Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane wants to manage in the Premier League next season and is keeping tabs on Jose Mourinho's situation at Manchester United, Metro quoting L'Equipe.

The newspaper claimed that the World Cup-winning midfielder is especially keen on managing Manchester United.

Mourinho is entering his third season in the Old Trafford hotseat but the campaign follows a tumultuous pre-season in which the manager regularly complained about missing out on transfer targets.

Zidane was heading the Whites from 2016 to 2018, and won nine titles with the Real Madrid.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reportedly singles out Luke Shaw and Andreas Pereira for special praise following his side's 2-1 win over Leicester City. The Frenchman is still relatively new to management having only worked as three years at Real Madrid and could potentially build a legacy at Old Trafford.

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In the past, Mourinho has seldom stayed longer than three seasons at a club, and Zidane is said to be very aware of this, which is why he is apparently putting his name in the hat should the role open up.

Since leaving the club in 2011, Van der Sar has gained acclaim from his work at Ajax, where his professional senior career began and it is this post-playing career success which has left him as a viable option to become Manchester United's first ever Director Of Football.

The rumour comes from a reliable source and this isn't the first time that Zidane has been linked with Manchester United.

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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