MANCHESTER UNITED will not be replacing Jose Mourinho with Zinedine Zidane yet.
That’s the opinion of French football expert Julien Laurens.
The former Real Madrid boss has opened up on his return to management as the bookies made Zidane the favourite to replace Mourinho at Old Trafford.
He told Spanish outlet TVE: “I am sure that I will coach again before long.
“This is what I like and what I have done all my life.”
“I really believe right now that he doesn’t have anything lined up”
ESPN pundit Laurens has opened up on the situation but doesn’t believe Zidane has anything lined up yet.
“No not at all (it doesn’t surprise me),” he said.
“This is what we’ve been briefed before, this is why L’Equipe wrote that headline where they were pretending he was ready for Manchester United already.
“Well the idea was that he wanted to get back to coaching.
“That doesn’t mean he has a job that has been offered to him and that he’s agreed to take it or that he has one club in sight and that he is waiting for that club to sack their manager to jump in.
“It’s just that I think now he took a bit of time off after leaving Real Madrid and now he’s ready to get back in.
“Whatever can come up for him, he will have a look at it. He will take it, not take it, but he’s just ready to get back.
“He was watching one of his son’s playing in the youth team with his wife when asked the question.
“I think it was really a question of ‘yes, I want to be back out there, I want to go back out there as soon as possible’.
“But I really believe right now that he doesn’t have anything lined up.”
United return to action on Saturday when they take on Watford at 5.30pm in the Premier League.