Manchester United claimed by The Times over the weekend that they had started trying to persuade Zinedine Zidane to take over as manager.
An updated report in the Daily Record, also authored by Duncan Castles, claims that Zidane is open to the possibility.
It is claimed that United are making progress in persuading Zidane, but there is another complication.
The report says Zidane’s wife is not keen and claims: “According to a close friend, Veronique Zidane is not attracted to the idea of living in Manchester and would prefer her husband to take a longer break before returning to football.”
ESPN had reported last month that Zidane was not interested in the United job and could endure becoming France’s manager.
United jobs must be attractive
United are welcome to woo Zidane and try to entice him to take over from Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
He has stellar power, a winning track record and has proven to win with key players Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane.
But the Manchester United job should be a coveted job and the manager should not have to persuade.
Zidane, or whoever United will now take charge of, should jump at the chance if they are currently out of work as he is.
Obviously, there are family reasons here that Zidane needs to negotiate, but if it’s a role he really wants, he’s going to find a way to make it work.
Zidane resigned as Real Madrid coach this summer. He has won three Champions League titles as manager of the club.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær is still on the post at United and trained earlier today.
If Zidane decides he is ready to take over, United’s position over Solskjær could be changed.
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