Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Zinedine Zidane is ‘not desperate’ to experience Premier League football amid Manchester United links.
It’s no secret that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a man under pressure. Losing a Manchester derby at home 2-0 is never a good look for any manager, but when United’s form was already rather shaky, it potentially leaves the Norwegian on the brink.
Taking this into account, there have been some reports in the recent past linking former Real Madrid boss Zidane with the role.
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However, while discussing the chances of the Frenchman arriving in England, Romano explained that the manager is apparently content being out of work at the moment and has no great desire to come to England.
He told Football and Friends: “Zidane, of course, is the best [manager available] in this moment, [he] is the best.
“But at the same time, I can tell you that he’s not desperate to be back at work and to be trying and experiencing the Premier League.
“So I’m not sure that Zinedine Zidane will be the next Manchester United manager.
“At the moment, it is still Solskjaer. So let’s see what they will decide in the coming days. Now there is an international break and they will be able to take a decision on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”
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With everything that he has won as a manager – including both La Liga and the Champions League on multiple occasions – Zidane must stick out as a candidate. However, as Romano explains, it does not sound as if he is particularly keen on a move to the Premier League at this moment in time.
It’s a good thing, then, that the Manchester United board have, to this point, shown the faith in Solskjaer to turn things around and get United back to their best soon. If that changes, though, they may have to look beyond Zidane for a new head coach.