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Zinedine Zidane open to replacing Jose Mourinho at Manchester United as ex-Real Madrid boss eyes Premier League

Zizou would top of the agenda of most Champions League clubs who are unhappy with their current boss

Zinedine Zidane is watching Jose Mourinho’s uncomfortable start to Manchester United’s season closely, with eyes on a Premier League move, according to reports in France.

Les Blues legend quit Real Madrid in May, just days after winning an incredible third Champions League title on the spin.

Jose Mourinho was left frustrated by being unable to sign the players he wanted this summer

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Jose Mourinho was left frustrated by being unable to sign the players he wanted this summer

ZiZou would top of the agenda of most Champions League clubs who are unhappy with their current boss.

And L’Equipe claim England’s big money top flight is where he wants to test his managerial skills next, with Old Trafford a firm favourite.

Mourinho is looking on shaky ground after clashing with the club’s hugely successful executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and United’s most expensive player Paul Pogba.

The Portuguese could look undermined further if United decide to appoint a director of football to operate above him, with former goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar and RB Leipzig brain Pail Mitchell in the running.

Zinedine Zidane is being lined-up to replace Jose Mourinho at Man United

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Zinedine Zidane is being lined-up to replace Jose Mourinho at Man United

United have never previously had the role in their 140-year history.

The vacancy will be created as soon as the current restructure of the club and expansions of facilities are complete.

Mourinho said after the 2-1 win over Leicester that managers should be called “head coaches” in reference to their nightmare trying to sign players this summer.

United see a director of football as a more permanent role against that of manager, with bosses being hired and fired frequently.

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