The agent of former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has given a major club about his client’s future amid links with replacing Jose Mourinho as Manchester United boss.
The French tactician has been talked up as a strong candidate to replace Mourinho at Old Trafford, with the latest coming from the Daily Mirror who suggest the club’s board have asked him to reject other offers to wait for the job.
However, Zidane’s agent has strongly hinted that the three-time Champions League winner’s future lies elsewhere, as a move to the Premier League doesn’t tickle his fancy after discussing the possibility.
This may come as a surprise to many given all the United talk of late.
Zidane won’t be short of offers elsewhere, so it will tell over time whether or not he’s waiting for the United job. The 3-2 win over Newcastle this weekend certainly bought Mourinho more time in the hot seat, though the international break will give the board time to think without noise in the background.
‘I do not think that he will manage in England,’ his former agent Alain Migliaccio told Journal du Dimanche, as translated by the Metro.
‘It is much less his style. I have discussed it with him, it does not really attract him.
‘He has chosen to have a year out, he will no dive in again before that is over.’
But if any club can change Zidane’s mindset on that front, it’s got to be United.