Zidane currently second favourite to replace Solskjaer at Man Utd


Zinedine Zidane is among the favourites to take over Manchester United amid growing pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer is hanging on by the skin of his teeth at Old Trafford amid a difficult start of the season despite significant investment in the summer.

United spent more than £100million across the signings of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo.

And big things were expected, but they currently sit in sixth place and already nine points off the pace in the title race.

That has left Solskjaer in a precarious position, especially after a thrashing at the hands of Liverpool and a defeat to Manchester City last weekend.

Still, the Norwegian lives to fight another day, but it’s believed he really is now in the last chance saloon amid reports of key players in the dressing room being unhappy.

The biggest problem for United at this stage in the season is the lack of options available to them.

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At this stage, clubs more than likely need to find an unemployed manager with most bosses not wanting to walk away from a project mid-campaign.

And that’s the problem they might find themselves with when it comes to Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers, who has been installed as the early favourite.

Although, it’s not just employed managers who cause issues.

The currently unemployed Zinedine Zidane, who managed two hugely successful spells at Real Madrid between 2016-2018 and 2019-2021, winning two La Ligas and three Champions League titles, is second favourite with most bookmakers such as Kubet.

Though, the most recent reports from Mundo Deportivo have suggested Zidane doesn’t want the role.

Zidane walked away from his Los Blancos role at the end of last season to take a break from football.

The Frenchman is an intense head coach and so the time off is important before he returns to football.

The most recent reports have suggested he feels he has not had sufficient time off to return to the game just yet.

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A conversation with Manchester United may change that or it might not, but as things stand, Zidane is behind Rodgers in the betting.

Beyond those two, PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is the favourite, although it is unlikely the Argentine will walk away from a lucrative PSG deal so soon after taking over, and he also penned a new deal as recently as July following his arrival in the January of last year.

For now, at least, Solskjaer does remain the boss at United, but if they do part ways with the Norwegian, finding a replacement might not be straightforward.

Source by Football Espana

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