Zinedine Zidane has “pretty much agreed” to become the new France manager when Didier Deschamps steps away from the role, according to journalist Julien Laurens.
The former Real Madrid head coach continues to be linked with the managerial role at Manchester United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coming under increasing pressure.
However, it is believed that Zidane is not in a rush to return to club management, having already rejected the chance to become the new boss of Al-Sadd.According to Laurens, the legendary midfielder is unlikely to arrive at Old Trafford, as he has all but agreed to replace Deschamps as France boss when his countryman stands down.
“He knows that whenever Deschamps steps down, which more likely will be after the World Cup in Qatar in just a year’s time, or maybe after the Euros in 2024 in Germany, but sooner rather than later that job will be available,” Laurens told ESPN.
“And it’s Zidane’s, it’s pretty much all agreed, we all know that he’s the one coming next after Deschamps. So for him to go to United and signing a two-and-a-half-year deal or a three-and-a-half-year deal doesn’t make much sense if in a year’s time he has to step down from the United job to go and take the France job.”
Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers is thought to be Man United’s number one choice to replace Solskjaer if there is a change at the helm in the near future.