Zinedine Zidane 'not interested' in Man Utd manager job as ex-Real Madrid boss is shortlisted to replace Solskjaer

FORMER Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is not interested in taking over from under pressure boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.

According to reports, the Frenchman has no desire to take over at Old Trafford should Solskjaer lose his job and will not rush back into management any time soon.

Zidane, 49, has long been linked with the Man Utd job, but it is claimed he has no interest in the role, despite being out of work since quitting Madrid in May.

Having won the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship in 2000, Zidane is the frontrunner to one day take over from Didier Deschamps as manager of the French national team.

There was speculation that Deschamps could walk away after France's disappointing Euro 2020 campaign, despite winning the World Cup in 2018.

But France's Nations League triumph earlier this month means Deschamps will likely stay on as boss until at least after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar next winter.

Zidane left Real Madrid for the second time at the end of last season after a disappointing and trophyless campaign in the Spanish capital.

Los Blancos finished in second place behind fierce local rivals Atletico Madrid, and crashed out of the Champions League in a semi-final defeat to Chelsea.

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But the Frenchman has a glittering managerial record overall, having won two Spanish league titles and three consecutive Champions Leagues in just five years at the Bernabeu.

Despite speculation also linking former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to the Man Utd job, SunSport exclusively reported that Solskjaer's job is safe – for now.

The Old Trafford hierarchy are prepared to give the Norwegian another chance, but expect results to improve quickly, having slipped down to seventh place on Sunday.

Solskjaer is expected to take charge of Man Utd's game against Spurs on Saturday, but another disastrous result could tip the scales against him.

While the club would be reluctant to part ways with Solskjaer, the huge outcry from the fans following their 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool has reportedly been impossible to ignore.

If Solskjaer is dismissed, Conte will be the favourite to take over, with Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag also reportedly in the mix alongside former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

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