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Manchester United May Replace Mourinho With Zidane

Published 08/01/2018, 2:32 PM EDT

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Manchester United is apparently unhappy with the work done by Jose Mourinho during his two seasons with the club. According to the English outlet The Sun, they are looking to appoint Zinedine Zidane in his place.

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United have had a poor summer window so far and have made only 2 noticeable signings so far, that of fullback Diogo Dalot and midfielder Fred. Many pundits predict that failing to sign a few established names before the transfer window shuts on August 9th could cause the club to suffer once the Premier League kicks off.


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Moreover, the lack of interest shown by Mourinho in their pre-season tour in the United States of America has also caused concern. Despite ending the trip on a high by beating European champions Real Madrid 2-1, many fear that this season could see Mourinho suffering from his infamous third-season syndrome. He has also repeatedly stated, in one way or the other that the club’s approach in the transfer market has left a lot to be desired and he is not happy with the way things are proceeding.


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As such, The Sun reports that he could leave or be sacked in the next few weeks. If that were to happen, Zinedine Zidane, the 3-time UEFA Champions League winning manager with Real Madrid could be appointed for the job.


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Zidane, who made history by winning three back to back European Cup titles in the last 3 seasons has been without a job since May after he quit as the manager for the Los Galacticos. He is one of the high-profile managers who are available and would certainly relish his role to reinstate Manchester United at the top of European football.

The Frenchman would certainly be a great fit at the English club. His arrival could also prove to be a major influence for Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, who are both from France and have been linked to moving away from the Old Trafford-based outfit. Keep watching this space for more.

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