Manchester United superstars Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial are reportedly open to the idea of Zinedine Zidane coming in as a replacement for Jose Mourinho.
Relationship between the Portuguese tactician and the club’s higher ups, particularly CEO Ed Woodward, appears to have gone sour following the summer transfer window, wherein the top officials failed to bring in the manager’s desired players.
The Red Devils’ shock defeat to Brighton in their first away game of the season only made things worse, and if the Mancunian giants fail to beat Tottenham in their upcoming Premier League encounter, the club could enter a state of absolute turmoil.
Amid this chaos, the Manchester United board has expressed its complete faith in Mourinho. However, they have been on the lookout for a potential successor as well, with Zinedine Zidane supposedly being the prime candidate to take over if need be.
The French tactician has enjoyed a phenomenal managerial career, having achieved the unprecedented and the unthinkable by guiding Real Madrid to three Champions League titles in the two-and-a-half years he spent at the helm of the Galacticos’ senior team.
With such a glittering CV, the 1998 World Cup winner is a fairly obvious target for most big clubs to go after, including Manchester United.
And if he were to be appointed as the next Reds’ boss, the decision would be backed by a number of club officials as well as players, including the likes of Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.
According to report, both the aforementioned French superstars would be thrilled to work under their fellow compatriot at the Theatre of Dreams, as they would see him as a welcome change as compared to the gloomy management of Jose Mourinho.
The former Chelsea gaffer has time and again targeted both Pogba and Martial, criticising them through public means, which led to both players wanting to seek an exit from the Mancunian outfit.
While the duo has stayed on for the time being, their morale, and the general mood at the club altogether, does not seem to be quite optimistic at the moment, and the season has only just begun.
Would the Red Devils need Zidane to come to their rescue? Only time will tell.