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Report: Zidane expects to be offered Manchester United job

Zinedine Zidane is keen to become Manchester United manager and has told friends that he expects to be offered the chance to take over at Old Trafford.

Current Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho has come under serious pressure in recent weeks, with the 55-year-old’s relationship with his clubs board and several of his players becoming increasingly strained. The Portuguese coaches pragmatic style of football has also alienated many of his club fans.

While the Manchester United hierarchy still supports their manager, for now, they are making contingency plans and according to the Daily Mail Zidane has told those closest to him that he expects to be on top of the Old Trafford clubs list of replacements for Mourinho.

Zidane is currently out of work after surprisingly resigning as Real Madrid coach in May after his sides 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final in Kiev.

In total the former France international won a sensational nine major trophies in just under three years in charge at the Bernabeu – including a record three successive Champions League titles.

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