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Zinedine Zidane not interested in Man Utd job

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
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Zinedine Zidane would turn down the chance to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United as he is still waiting for the France job to become available.

Solskjaer is under significant pressure at Old Trafford, after a string of disappointing results and performances. October saw his side win just one Premier League game with a 4-2 defeat to out-of-form Leicester City and a 5-0 home humiliation against Liverpool enraging many supporters.

Although Solskjaer insisted that he does not fear the sack following United's most recent disappointment - a 2-0 derby defeat to Manchester City - there have been reports that senior players are growing increasingly unhappy with his leadership.

90min understands that Sir Alex Ferguson is involved in ongoing discussions about Solskjaer's future, with players and coaching staff turning to him for advice. The Glazers still intend to stick by the Norwegian, although that commitment may be driven by a lack of replacement options.

One of the names that has been linked with the manager's job should Solskjaer get the boot is Zidane. The Frenchman has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season and despite reports strongly linking him with Juventus this summer, he remains a free agent.

However, according to AS, Zidane would not be interested in taking over in Manchester. The report describe him moving to Old Trafford as 'almost impossible' due to United's less-than-ideal situation, both on and off the pitch.

Zidane is instead said to be holding out for the France job, or failing that, a more attractive club project. He may not have to wait particularly long for the latter either. Although Les Bleus' boss Didier Deschamps is expected to be in charge for the 2022 World Cup, Massimiliano Allegri is under significant pressure at Juventus following a terrible start to the Serie A season.

The Old Lady already need a minor miracle to secure the Scudetto as they are currently languishing in eight place with just 12 points from 18 games. They have at least dominated in Europe and currently top Group H in the Champions League with four wins from four.


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