Zinedine Zidane “ready to take over” from Jose Mourinho at Manchester United – report

by Leo Nieboer

Zinedine Zidane is prepared to take over the reins at Manchester United once Jose Mourinho is dismissed, according to reports.

Mourinho finds himself under considerable pressure having lost two of Man United’s opening three games, suffering his worst ever home defeat as manager against Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night.

Zidane, who left Real Madrid in May after delivering a third consecutive Champions League title, is the favourite to take over from the 55-year-old.

And according to the Mirror‘s David Anderson, Zidane is keen on the prospect of taking over at United and believes he can engender a sense of stability to a squad currently in the process of capitulation.

The club remains behind Mourinho at this time and believe in his ability to turn the team’s fortunes around, but that is unlikely to last. Defeat at Burnley would force Ed Woodward to start asking some serious questions.

And the Frenchman, whose stock is sky high after dominating Europe with Real for a record three years in a row, believes he can improve this team, and is said to be impressed with the financial backing provided by the Glazers to Louis van Gaal and Mourinho – much more than what Florentino Perez entrusted him with at the Bernabeu.

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