But Could Timing Scupper Move For Former Real Coach?
Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has had talks with forthcoming MLS side Inter Miami over their managerial job.
Inter, run by former Manchester United legend David Beckham, are due to begin playing in 2020. But reports today claim that the former England international has already had talks with the Florida side about becoming their manager.
However, the chances of Zidane making the move to the USA are remote this far out from the start of the franchise.
With Inter not due to begin playing for another 18 months and Zidane determined to take a break from football before deciding his next move the timing may not be quite right for the Frenchman.
Zidane is expected to take up a new role by next summer. He is keen on a move to the Premier League and was reported last month to have said that he fancies managing Manchester United.
Whether that job comes up depends on the Red Devils’ progress this season. David Moyes was sacked when it became mathematically impossible to qualify for the Champions League. Louis van Gaal was given a reprieve to the end of the 2015-16 until as United were playing in that season’s FA Cup Final. But he was given the push after missing out on the top four. Jose Mourinho’s joy at winning the Europa League in 2017 was because he would have been sacked for failing to make the Champions League.
So Zidane could be faced next summer with a move to the Premier League or the new job at Inter Miami,.
The new club is based in the south Florida area and with a population catchment area that is 70 percent of Hispanic descent a move could be on the cards for one of South America’s top players.
Speculation abounds over a move for Lionel Messi. He will be 32 by the time the franchise is ready to start playing.
But Messi is unlikely to entertain a move to the USA. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona but he started out in the youth system at Argentine side Newell’s Old Boys. A move back to Newell’s is more likely than a switch to Miami.