Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane reportedly has his sights set on the Manchester United job at some point in the future.
According to a report in tomorrow’s L’Equipe, revealed by Twitter account Get French Football News, Zidane wants to manage a Premier League club next, with United his preferred destination.
This will no doubt be of interest to a number of Red Devils fans, many of whom will have their reasons for not being entirely convinced by current manager Jose Mourinho and the work he’s done at Old Trafford so far.
Zinedine Zidane is eyeing the Premier League & "particularly" Manchester United as his next managerial career move, according to tomorrow's L'Équipe.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 14, 2018
United won three trophies in the Portuguese’s first season in charge, but those were only minor pieces of silverware in the form of the Community Shield, the League Cup and the Europa League.
The club also finished sixth in the table that season, and though they were up to second in 2017/18, they ended the year trophyless and a whole 19 points behind champions Manchester City.
Zidane, meanwhile, was an immense success in his brief stint at the Bernabeu, winning the Champions League three times in less than three full seasons in charge.
The Frenchman also won a La Liga title in the middle of all that, and got the team playing the kind of football that would go down a treat in Manchester.
You’d surely be hard pressed to find too many MUFC supporters who’d complain if Zidane replaced Mourinho any time soon.