Man Utd face battle for Zinedine Zidane as PSG want 'dream' manager to replace Mauricio Pochettino

PSG have sounded out Zinedine Zidane as the man they want to replace Mauricio Pochettino.

Frenchman Zidane has also been linked with the Manchester United job as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces an uncertain future at Old Trafford.



But the Red Devils will have to go head-to-head with the French giants if they want to recruit Zizou.

According to Le10 Sport, viaAS, Pochettino is not 'reaching the level' that is expected of him in Paris.

That's despite his side currently being ten points clear at the top of Ligue 1 and well placed to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Instead PSG view 49-year-old Zidane as their 'dream' appointment.

However he looks likely to refuse the role as he continues his break from the game following his departure from Real Madrid in the summer.

He wants his next role to be boss of the French national team.

It comes as a blow to PSG and the Red Devils, who had been hoping Cristiano Ronaldo's relationship with Zidane would help lure him to Manchester.

But his dancer wife Veronique could also stand in Zidane's way of taking the United job.

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She isn't thought to be keen on the idea of uprooting to Manchester.

Zidane though has reportedly already been contacted by the club as they prepare for like without Solskjaer.

Meanwhile Pochettino himself has also been linked with the Old Trafford hot seat and is 'open' to a return to the Premier League.

He was previously linked with the United role after guiding Tottenham to the 2019 Champions League final.

Elsewhere Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers remains in contention to replace the struggling Solskjaer.

As SunSport exclusively revealed, the 48-year-old is Manchester United's No1 manager target.

He is even house-hunting in Cheshire in preparation for taking the job, with Solskjaer's days in charge of United thought to be numbered.

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