No Manchester United Meeting With Zidane

Zizou, Poch Are Favourites For Manager’s Job

Zinedine Zidane

Manchester United haven’t met with Zinedine Zidane to talk about their permanent manager’s job.

Zidane is known to be keen on taking the United job and he has the advantage over the other candidate for the job – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino – in that he is currently a free agent. He has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid at the end of May.

But Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is expected to dig in his heels over any approach for the Argentine with reports suggesting he will demand compensation of over £30million.

But the Manchester Evening News claims there has been no direct contact between United and Zidane. The Frenchman spoke to Jose Mourinho earlier this season to keep him abreast of any possible meetings between United and his agent Alain Migliaccio. But Migliaccio has only asked Zidane whether he would be interested in the Manchester United if it ever came up.

United sacked Jose Mourinho on Tuesday and appointed their former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager until the end of the season. Solskjaer is also believed to be a candidate to take the job on a permanent basis and will be given the chance to stake his claim. United play their first game of the Solskjaer era when they travel to Cardiff City later today.