European football will see several big changes in the near future.
Manchester United’s recent departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to have sparked a chain of events that could result in major management changes.
Club legend Zinedine Zidane, who has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid earlier this year, was one of the big names closely linked to taking over one of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Although originally touted as Solskjaer’s successor at Old Trafford, speculation that the former French midfielder might succeed at Manchester has recently cooled.
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However, with United opting to appoint an interim manager at short notice, understood as Ralf Rangnick (The Athletic), all eyes will be on the summer when a permanent tactician will be appointed.
One name that turned out to be a strong candidate for permanent takeover of the Red Devils was Mauricio Pochettino of Paris-Saint Germain, who could then pave the way for Zidane to succeed the Argentine in France.
However, according to a recent report by Foot Mercato, the three-time Champions League winner isn’t very keen on partnering with Paris-Saint Germain’s sporting director Leonardo.
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Should Zidane decide against joining Paris-Saint Germain, it remains to be seen whether that could prevent Pochettino from returning to the Premier League, which would likely be an undesirable obstacle for United.
It is unlikely that the South American will be able to leave next summer without a competent replacement.