The French publication, RMC, claim Zidane is the favourite to take over from Mourinho at Old Trafford should the board decide to move on.
José Mourinho on the brink at Manchester United after the joint worst start to a season in their history. After their defeat to West Ham in the Premier League at the weekend, which comes after a draw with Wolves at home and a loss to Derby in the EFL, Mourinho’s stint at Old Trafford looks like it could go the same way as his Chelsea stay when he was sacked in December 2015 in the third year of his reign.
Beyond what is happening on the field, the atmosphere in the dressing room is said to be toxic too as a row with Paul Pogba continues to fester with other players reportedly being fed up too. A report in England suggests Alexis Sanchez regrets his decision to move to United after being left out of the squad entirely for the trip to London at the weekend. Rio Ferdinand, the former Manchester United defender, says the club have “big decisions” to make in the coming weeks.
RMC Sport report on Monday that “The Portuguese has lost control” and that United are considering their options. The club are not keen on showing him the exit just yet with no clear candidate to replace him as well as being reluctant to sign a short term replacement. It could happen though.
Zinedine Zidane is said to be the front-runner for the job and he has reportedly lined up Patrice Evra as a member of his coaching staff should it come to it. He is seen as the favourite ahead of others managers like Antonio Conte and Laurent Blanc.
Spotted at a game his son was playing at the start of September, Zidane said “I’ll be back coaching soon.” He is also said to be learning English with an eye on the top job at Old Trafford also.