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A few Manchester United fans are crying out for the same surprise name as director of football

A fair few Manchester United fans on Twitter want to see former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane join the club as the new director of football.

The Guardian have claimed the Red Devils plan to appoint someone to such a position for the first time in their history, with what could be seen as a real dent in the powers of manager Jose Mourinho.

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It remains to be seen who could be in the frame for the role, but a surprising number of United supporters seem to think Zidane could be ideal.

Quite why this is the case is unclear, with the Frenchman previously showing himself to be a hugely capable head coach from his time at Real Madrid.

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The 46-year-old got Real playing an attractive brand of attacking football and won the club three Champions League finals in a row.

Zidane then stepped down at the Bernabeu this summer, and it remains to be seen what his next move will be, but one imagines he could surely be tempted to go back into management at some point, and that he wouldn’t be short of offers.

Perhaps, however, he may feel he can’t possibly match the highs he achieved with Madrid and might try something different, in which case these United fans could get their wish…

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