Zinedine Zidane’s agent hasn’t just poured cold water on rumors that the Real Madrid legend could take the place of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, he’s submerged them in the River Irwell.
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Alain Migliaccio told the Journal du Dimanche that Zidane’s foray into “modern football” management left the boss “emotionally drained,” and that Zidane very much meant it when he said he wanted a year away from coaching at the senior level.
And as for United and the Premier League?
“I do not think that he will manage in England. It is much less his style,” he added. “I have discussed it with him, it does not really attract him. He has chosen to have a year out, he will not dive in again before that is over.”
That’s pretty concrete, and not really open to interpretation. Perhaps the only managerial chair more scrutinized than the Real Madrid one is Manchester United, or vice versa, and it’s not like Zidane is lacking for opportunities or money.