With an emergency meeting tonight, Manchester United take a ‘new Zinedine Zidane approach.’
Manchester United have identified their preferred replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
According to reports, following Saturday’s humiliating 4-1 defeat at Watford, Zinedine Zidane will approach him with a more positive attitude.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to be fired as manager after his stumbling tenure at Vicarage Road hit a new low.
United have lost five of their last seven Premier League games, with the defeat to Watford being the most egregious of the bunch.
According to the New York Times, the board convened an emergency meeting to discuss Solskjaer’s position following the incident.
The terms of the Norwegian boss’s compensation were on the agenda of a virtual meeting that started at 7 p.m.
The board is said to have decided to fire Solskjaer, who is expected to leave the club within the next 48 hours.
And, as they look to rebuild for the future, United has already decided on their priority replacement.
The Red Devils will make another attempt to bring Zidane to Old Trafford, according to respected journalist Tancredi Palmeri.
The French football legend is hesitant to move to the Premier League in the middle of the season.
He has reportedly told United that now is not the right time for him to join the Premier League.
Zidane wants to take a break until next summer, and his wife isn’t sure if she wants to leave Madrid for Manchester.
Palmeri’s report corroborates a report in The New York Times that the Glazers are after the 49-year-old.
Despite his apprehensions, United’s owners have directed club officials to step up their efforts to secure Zidane’s services.
If Zidane succeeds Solskjaer in the hot seat, the club is willing to increase his compensation package.
It’s a factor that could persuade him to cut his break short and take on the most difficult coaching challenge he’s ever faced.
Zidane has been unemployed since resigning as manager of Real Madrid earlier this year.
The Real Madrid legend is considering returning to management in the near future, but is said to be set on leading his country.
Didier Deschamps is the current France coach, but his contract will expire after the 2022 World Cup.
United will have to consider a temporary appointment if Zidane cannot be persuaded.
They have a number of people who could come in on an as needed basis.
“Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”