The Sun went big with an interesting rumour overnight; that Jose Mourinho may be set to leave Manchester United and be replaced by Zinedine Zidane as manager.
From their report:
ZINEDINE ZIDANE will be top of Manchester United’s wish list if Jose Mourinho departs.
The Special One’s pre-season meltdown has shocked players and staff — plus deepened fears of him not seeing out the two years left on his contract.
And, according to Old Trafford sources, the first call United would make is to Zidane.The France legend, 46, will not cost a penny after walking out on Real Madrid following his spectacular hat-trick of Champions League titles with the Spanish giants.ZZ heads the list of high- profile bosses available — just like Mourinho did during Dutchman Louis van Gaal’s final season at United.
Mourinho has raised tensions at the club by revealing NONE of his five summer targets have arrived to bolster a squad that failed to win a trophy and finished second in the Prem — 19 points behind Manchester City.
It is a bold claim from the tabloid, engineered with the projection that Mourinho’s position at Old Trafford is unstable.
So, is Zidane set to become the new Manchester United manager, as reported by Mike McGrath of the Sun?