Manchester United must do one thing to tempt Zinedine Zidane into succeeding Jose Mourinho

Posted Saturday, August 25, 2018 by

Manchester United must do one thing to tempt Zinedine Zidane into succeeding Jose Mourinho
Manchester United could replace Jose Mourinho with Zinedine Zidane (Image: GETTY)

MANCHESTER UNITED will need to 'sell the job' to Zinedine Zidane if he is to succeed Jose Mourinho, reports say.

Manchester United have been tipped to replace the struggling Mourinho with Zidane with the club currently in crisis mode.

The Red Devils have endured a mixed start to the new Premier League season - beating Leicester at home before losing to Brighton at the Amex - and now face a fight to challenge the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool for the title.

Manchester United have publicly backed Mourinho but, with the 55-year-old's tetchy mood showing no sign of going away, a change of management is not out of the question.

Yet the Daily Mail claim that Zidane will not be an easy appointment.

The Frenchman is currently out of work after turning his back on Real Madrid back in May.

He was, though, a huge hit at the Bernabeu, steering them to three consecutive Champions League titles.

Zidane is reportedly in no rush to return to management given the stress of life at Real.

And the Daily Mail say United must really 'sell the job' to him if they are to have any chance of making him their next manager.

It is claimed that Zidane will not be motivated solely by money.

And United will have to be at their savvy best if the 1998 World Cup winner is to succeed Mourinho as boss.

Mourinho appears to be on borrowed time already, with his relationship with Ed Woodward fractured after a problematic transfer window.

And Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher thinks United will have a new manager by this time next year.

"If Mourinho leaves United at some stage this season – and I do believe they will have a new coach a year from now – what big job can he expect next?" Carragher said.

"Of course he will still be one of the world's most esteemed and coveted coaches, but his next club position would have to be in the tier just below the current elite.

"He would have to go somewhere seeking to rebuild, trying to catch-up, rather than one where the foundations are in place and he can target the world's most expensive players.

"No other team in the Premier League's top six would pursue him.

"Real Madrid and Barcelona are no longer realistic options, nor Juventus.

"I don't believe PSG would take him at the moment.

"It would be a different profile of role, back to the start of his career when he was in Portugal."



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