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.

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