L'Equipe: Zidane wants to take over at Manchester United

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Zidane, 46, turned his hand to coaching in 2014 with Real Madrid's Castilla side, and was promoted in January 2016 following Rafael Benitez's exit.

Now, French publication L'Equipe claim that Zidane is eyeing a move to the Premier League. The report goes on to state that the favoured destination for the former Real Madrid manager is Manchester United.

Zinedine Zidane is open to managing Manchester United next season.

The Frenchman left Real Madrid at the end of last season after completing a hat-trick of Champions League successes and has yet to take another post.

In fact, before the game, the 55-year-old became favourite to be the first Premier League manager to be sacked at 5/1, with Sky Bet placing the likes of Leicester City manager Claude Puel and Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock below the 55-year-old.

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The Portuguese tactician is said to be under pressure to deliver the Premier League trophy this season, and it seems likely he will not remain in charge if he fails to do so.

Mourinho, however, has been at odds with United's hierarchy this summer, primarily over their refusal to sign an experienced central defender before the transfer window closed last Thursday.

During pre-season, Mourinho lamented the lack to acquire priority targets which seemingly aroused tension between him and club Chief Executive Ed Woodward.

Manchester United sent shockwaves around the football community earlier this week with the announcement that, for the first-time in their 140 year history, there would be an appointment of a Director Of Football at Old Trafford.

Mourinho is still under contract at Manchester United and will continue as manager for the foreseeable future.

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