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World-class manager wants Man Utd job despite concrete interest from Euro giants

Zinedine Zidane wants to become the manager of Manchester United despite interest from Bayern Munich, according to French publication L’Equipe.

The 51-year-old has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid in 2021, but he continues to be linked with several elite clubs in Europe.

Bayern are extremely keen on having Zidane as their next manager, but the Frenchman has reservations over taking over at the helm.

They would give Zidane with the opportunity to win titles immediately, but the German language and life in Bavaria is a major obstacle for him.

Zidane prefers a move to United and is monitoring the situation at the club. The world-class manager can not speak English, but he has a better grasp of understanding it.

Zidane would be a risky appointment despite his reputation

United had a good first season under manager Erik ten Hag. The Dutch tactician ended the club’s six-year trophy drought and they finished an impressive third in the Premier League.

Ten Hag’s second year has been disappointing, but injuries to key players have played a big part. Regardless of how the season ends, he should get the vote of confidence.

The 54-year-old has developed Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo this term. With his track record of handling young players, he appears to be the right manager to take the club forward.

Zidane could be interested in a potential vacancy. The World Cup winner worked with a star-studded squad at Madrid with several proven match winners.

The situation is entirely different at United with the need to offload underperforming senior stars. The club could give more importance to young signings with potential.

Zidane had a two-year spell with Madrid’s ‘B’ team but did not face a similar scenario with the senior squad.

United should stick with Ten Hag for another season before making a judgement.

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