As the ex-Real Madrid manager is considered to replace Solskjaer, Zinedine Zidane has stated that he is ‘not interested’ in the Manchester United manager post.
FORMER Zinedine Zidane, the manager of Real Madrid, is not interested in succeeding Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is under fire.
According to rumors, if Solskjaer loses his job, the Frenchman has no desire to take over at Old Trafford and would not return to management anytime soon.
Despite being out of work since leaving Real Madrid in May, Zidane, 49, has been connected with the Manchester United job. However, he is said to have no interest in the position.
Zidane is the favorite to succeed Didier Deschamps as manager of the French national team, having won the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship in 2000.
Despite winning the World Cup in 2018, there was talk that Deschamps would leave after France’s dismal Euro 2020 campaign.
However, following France’s victory in the Nations League earlier this month, Deschamps is expected to remain in charge until at least the 2022 World Cup in Qatar next winter.
After a disastrous and trophy-less season in the Spanish capital, Zidane left Real Madrid for the second time at the end of last season.
Los Blancos finished second in La Liga, behind bitter local rivals Atletico Madrid, and were knocked out of the Champions League by Chelsea in the semi-finals.
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However, after just five years at the Bernabeu, the Frenchman has a dazzling managerial record, having won two Spanish league titles and three successive Champions Leagues.
Despite reports tying former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to the Manchester United job, SunSport exclusively claimed that Solskjaer’s job is secure for the time being.
The Old Trafford leadership is willing to give the Norwegian a second opportunity, but results are expected to improve fast after the club dropped to seventh place on Sunday.
Solskjaer is expected to take command of Manchester United’s match against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, but another poor performance might tip the scales against him.
While the club would prefer to keep Solskjaer, the massive uproar from the supporters following their 5-0 loss to Liverpool has allegedly been tough to ignore.
Conte will be the favorite to succeed Solskjaer if he is fired, with Ajax manager Erik Ten Hag and former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers also being mentioned.
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