There has been stories suggesting Manchester United are considering the option to hire Zinedine Zidane as manager to replace Jose Mourinho.
Talk has heated up that the French manager could be on his way to Old Trafford, with Caught Offside claiming he’s confident he could be offered the job soon and that he’s even been in contact with Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial about it.
Moreover, United have had a stuttering start to the season with defeats to Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur, with claims Mourinho is set for another meltdown in his third season at a club.
Things fell apart quickly at Stamford Bridge after a similarly poor run of results early in the season, but Brazilian legend Ronaldo believes it would be unwise to write him off. This is Mourinho’s biggest test yet as a manager and he will want to prove many of his critics wrong.
Mourinho has an exceptional record throughout his career and Ronaldo gave this response when asked about the prospect of Zidane coming in his place.
‘I don’t know what’s happening in Manchester, but wait before criticising Mourinho. He’s special and he’s won a lot,’ he said, as per Bleacher Report.
Ronaldo clearly seems to think there’s a risk associated with ditching such an experienced manager with one less experienced, even if Zidane had an extraordinary record in less than three years at Los Blancos.
The 46-year-old helped Real Madrid win three consecutive Champions League finals, putting him up there with the most successful coaches of all-time in the tournament.
Though at United, Zidane won’t have players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Sergio Romos.
In regard to Cristiano Ronaldo, the Brazilian doesn’t necessarily believe the Portuguese forward’s arrival at Juventus automatically makes them favourites for this season’s Champions League.
‘Juventus are a really strong side,’ said the 41-year-old.
‘Ronaldo is going to strengthen them, but the Champions League is not easy. Signing Ronaldo doesn’t automatically mean you’re going to win it.’