Manchester United have reportedly formally contacted former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane about becoming their next permanent manager.
Sources close to Zidane claim his next planned career move was to manage a Premier League side, and he is one of the favourites to become United’s next permanent manager.
BOOM! Zidane has been contacted by Manchester United!
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) December 20, 2018
The English giants announced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as its caretaker manager until the end of the season, and revealed on the day of Jose Mourinho’s sacking that they would appoint a permanent manager at the end of the current campaign following a thorough recruitment process.
Zidane, who lifted nine trophies – including three successive UEFA Champions League titles – at Real Madrid, reportedly has two targets as a manager: to coach Juventus and the French national team at some point in his career.
However, both these roles are currently filled by successful coaches in Massimiliano Allegri and Didier Deschamps, respectively.
While he is contemplating becoming the Red Devils’ next permanent boss, Solskjaer begins his reign as caretaker manager against his former side Cardiff City on Saturday.