Ex-Real Madrid manager sets sights on Premier League

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 15 August 2018, 12:23

Premier League managers beware, an unemployed three-time Champions League winning head coach has targeted England as his next port of call.

French publication L’Equipe reports that former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has set his sights on the Premier League - home to a sea of ‘Super Gaffers’ - and more specifically Manchester United, who are of course currently led by Jose Mourinho.

Despite an opening day win at home to Leicester, Mourinho’s future at Old Trafford is anything but concrete.

A frustrating finale to the transfer market, coupled with on-going disputes with a number of current players, means another raucous rant could be imminent.

A failure to beat Brighton on Sunday would instantly pile the pressure on the Portuguese coach, who is the 6/1 second favourite in the Premier League Sack Race, behind Leicester gaffer Claude Puel (2/1).

Over in the Next Man Utd Manager Market it’s Zidane who leads the way at 11/4, ahead of Mauricio Pochettino and Ryan Giggs.

Back in May the Frenchman opted to leave Real Madrid on a high following his third straight Champions League success - an unprecedented feat in management.

During his tenure at the Bernabeu he also lifted La Liga, the Spanish Super Cup, the UEFA Super Cup (x2), along with a couple of FIFA Club World Cups.

The 46-year-old has since been linked with both a return to Juventus as sporting director, and the Qatar national team.

However, the lure of the Premier League could prove to be too strong for Zidane, and he may not have to wait too long for a vacancy to become available.


Managers Departed

Last man down

Neil Aspin
Neil Aspin
(Port Vale)
30th January
Next in firing line Hottest Manager Markets

Premier League

Next Manager to Leave


Next Manager


Next Manager

Bayern Munich

Next Manager


Next Manager


Next Manager


Next Manager


Next Manager

Leeds United

Next Manager

Leicester City

Next Manager


Next Manager

Manchester United

Next Manager

Real Madrid

Next Manager


Next Manager
Bet £20 on Liverpool v Bayern Munich & Get a 2 x £10 FREE bet for Wednesday's Matches

New customer offer, place a single €/£20 Sports bet in the Liverpool v Bayern, Tuesday 19th February and get a €/£10 free bet for each of the subsequent champions league games on wednesday the 20th of February. Deposits using credit/debit cards or PayPal only. Free bets are only valid for the specified matches (Schalke v Man City & Atletico v Juventus) and are awarded when the qualifying bet has been settled. Free bet stakes not returned with winnings.

We use cookies to provide statistics that help give you the best experience of our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more
Got It