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SERIOUSLY? Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for player-coach role at Manchester United next term, insists Swedish source

According to reports in Sweden, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to move to Manchester United this summer.

However, intriguingly, the iconic forward will not just be featuring at Old Trafford in a playing role next term, but will also take on the assistant manager’s job with the Red Devils.

Swedish source Sportbladet insist that—thanks to insider information from figures close to the legendary hitman—he will be part of Jose Mourinho’s new coaching team once the Portuguese manager replaces Louis van Gaal.

Presumably, Zlatan will be replacing Ryan Giggs, with the Welshman understood to be unprepared to remain at the club in an assistant role and keen to strike out on his own and begin building his own legacy elsewhere.

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While the prospect of Zlatan—who worked with Mourinho at Inter Milan—featuring on the Old Trafford touchline alongside the ex-Chelsea coach is a tantalising one.

Don’t be surprised to see the veteran attacker feature heavily on the pitch next term, with the striker having scored an astonishing 38 goals in 31 Ligue 1 appearances for champions PSG this term.

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