Zidane, it’s confirmed!


By: Manu Tournoux

According to an English journalist, Zinédine Zidane is on Manchester United’s shortlist with Roberto De Zerbi and Julen Lopetegui in the event of Erik ten Hag being sidelined, while the Red Devils are sinking further into a catastrophic season.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe officially acquired 25% of the capital of Manchester United, after being chosen at the expense of Qatar (the Emir Tamim, already owner of PSG, had commissioned the director of the national bank, Sheikh Jassim, to convince the siblings Glazer with billions). The wealthy British businessman will place managers at the head of the club and would have requested the arrival of Roberto De Zerbi in the event of the dismissal of Erik ten Hag, as indicated Football Insider.

The Italian strategist is stationed at Brighton and could refuse United or be retained by its leaders in the South of England. Plan B would then be coaches free of any contract: Julen Lopetegui and Zinédine Zidane! It is Dean Jones, London-based journalist (for Team Talk, GiveMeSport and its podcast RankSquad) which specifies this.

Zidane only has that left

It is true, “Zizou” once ruled out the idea of ​​coaching in England, was not an English speaker. But he waited in vain for the position of coach of the France team (Didier Deschamps even extended it until the 2026 World Cup) and will not return to Real Madrid, since Carlo Ancelotti will soon extend his lease. The Ballon d’Or 98 thus has a chance to take on an XXL challenge.

The fate of Ten Hag could also be decided in the coming days with the Premier League matches against Aston Villa, this Tuesday evening at Old Trafford, then in Nottingham on Saturday. Eliminated from the Champions League and even all European competitions, Man United have sunk in recent weeks in the league to find themselves eighth. The crisis is total, the change of coach is looming.

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