Zinedine Zidane has turned down Manchester United’s offer to take over as manager in place of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. PSG are interested in signing Zinedine Zidane shortly, according to journalist Fernando Evangelio. This might open the door for Manchester United to pursue Mauricio Pochettino, the current manager of PSG, as one of their desired coaches.
Zinedine Zidane has rejected Manchester United for two key reasons. These include a linguistic barrier (he barely knows English) and his wife’s unwillingness to relocate to Manchester.
After a devastating 4-1 loss to Watford in the Premier League, Manchester United terminated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday. For the next three games, Michael Carrick will serve as manager until a replacement is found.
For the time being, United is looking for an interim manager to lead them until the end of the season. Erik ten Hag, Julen Lopetegui, and Brendan Rodgers are among the other candidates for the Manchester United job.
Apart from Zinedine Zidane, Mauricio Pochettino has been Manchester United’s best coach. Since Pochettino’s time at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, the Red Devils have been interested in signing him. Spurs fired him in 2019, and he remained out of work for a year and a half before joining Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) this summer.
It hasn’t been easy for him, however. Although PSG is comfortably at the top of the league, fans have been underwhelmed with the team’s performance.
PSG may be forced to hunt for replacements due to this and Kylian Mbappe’s contract issue. According to sources, Zinedine Zidane is their top pick.
Kylian Mbappe appears to be on his way to Real Madrid for free next summer. PSG’s contract talks with the French star have all fallen through. They hope Zidane will be able to persuade the French teenager to reconsider his decision.
This may be a big chance for Manchester United. They can now intensify their pursuit of Mauricio Pochettino and seek to get him to Old Trafford.
He has plenty of Premier League experience, leading Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League final last season. It would be a fantastic signing for Manchester United if they were able to secure him.