Zinedine Zidane is regarded as the favorite to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager of Manchester United.
Solskjaer is unlikely to continue at Old Trafford after Saturday’s 4-1 loss to Watford. The club is now seventh in the league after humiliating defeats to Manchester City and Liverpool.
Zidane is unemployed and available, and his work with Real Madrid as a player and coach is spectacular.
Zidane isn’t expected to replace Solskjaer at Old Trafford.
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Number 4: Zidane does not speak English well
At least not at a level that he is comfortable with. He believes his language skills would be a significant barrier, making it difficult for him to communicate his ideas to the team. Of course, this hasn’t stopped Marcelo Bielsa from becoming a Leeds cult hero.
Number 3: Stress
Zidane quit twice as Real Madrid manager, citing weariness and a need to rest. Six months isn’t the vacation he wanted when he resigned in the summer.
Man United’s history might intrigue Zidane’s curiosity if not for a job he wants.
Number 2: France
Didier Deschamps is set to step down as France’s head coach after the 2022 World Cup, and Zidane is widely expected to fill the void left by his former international teammate.
International football appears to be the ideal solution for a man who wants a better life than what is on offer at the top of the club game.
Number 1: Wife
Veronique Zidane is said to be unwilling to live in Manchester, which will hinder Zinedine’s move to the club. It is noted that Zidane refused to move to Manchester United due to the weather when he was a player. The Manchester way of life is another essential factor working against this move.