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ESPN Pundit feels Zinedine Zidane would snub Manchester United

ESPN Pundit Craig Burley believes Zinedine Zidane would snub the prospect of managing Manchester United, should the opportunity arise in the near future. The Frenchman is currently without a job after resigning from his managerial position with Real Madrid at the conclusion of the previous campaign.

Speaking to ESPN FC, Burley said that Jose Mourinho is currently having an unpleasant time managing the Red Devils and his stay may be short-lived amid the controversies with some of the club’s players. However, he does not believe Zidane would fancy succeeding the Portuguese, given the gap already created between United and the pace-setters at the top.

He said: “We know Mourinho is under the cosh at United. That doesn’t look like it’s going to end well for him. If we take Bayern Munich and Manchester United. What is the easier of the two jobs? Neither of them are easy jobs. Bayern Munich is the easier of the two jobs. It will be easier to get Bayern Munich up and running and back to the top of the Bundesliga than it would getting Man United up and running and back to the top of the Premier League.”

A number of pundits have been offering their opinions on whether Zidane would take over at Old Trafford but the move appears far from likely, should the comments made by the Frenchman’s representative taken into regard. In a recent interview, Zidane’s agent Alain Migliaccio stressed that the 46-year-old does not plan to return to management during the current campaign after having decided to take a sabbatical from the game.

He added that Zidane may not head to the Premier League with United as it does not suit the Frenchman’s style of play. Zidane has recently been linked with the Bayern Munich job as well with Niko Kovac under pressure. Bayern are presently on a four-match winless run across all competitions and this sees them already four points off league leaders Borussia Dortmund.

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