December 8, 2021

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Zinedine Zidane not willing to manage Manchester United

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Zinedine Zidane would turn down the chance to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United as he is still waiting for the France job to become available.

Solskjaer is under significant pressure at Old Trafford, after a string of disappointing results and performances. October saw his side win just one Premier League game with a 4-2 defeat to out-of-form Leicester City and a 5-0 home humiliation against Liverpool enraging many supporters.

Although Solskjaer insisted that he does not fear the sack following United’s most recent disappointment – a 2-0 derby defeat to Manchester City – there have been reports that senior players are growing increasingly unhappy with his leadership.

It is understood that Sir Alex Ferguson is involved in ongoing discussions about Solskjaer’s future, with players and coaching staff turning to him for advice. The Glazers still intend to stick by the Norwegian, although that commitment may be driven by a lack of replacement options.

One of the names that has been linked with the manager’s job should Solskjaer get the boot is Zidane. The Frenchman has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season and despite reports strongly linking him with Juventus this summer, he remains a free agent.

However, according to AS, Zidane would not be interested in taking over in Manchester. The report describe him moving to Old Trafford as ‘almost impossible’ due to United’s less-than-ideal situation, both on and off the pitch.

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