Zinedine Zidane wants to replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, according to sources in France.
Respected French newspaper L’Equipe claims the Real Madrid legend is ready to move into the Old Trafford dugout as early as next season.
The 46-year-old is keen to head to the Premier League and is out of work after stepping down from his post at the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer.
Mourinho has endured a chaotic pre-season with the Red Devils and publicly questioned the club’s board over their lack of transfer activity.
The Special One targeted several areas of his squad for reinforcement but central midfielder Fred was the only key acquisition for the 2018/19 campaign.
He remains among the favourites with the bookies to be the first manager to leave his job at the start of the new season despite opening with a victory over Leicester City.
However, Mourinho is understood to have no intention of walking away from the hotseat and is intent on trying to turn things around in Manchester.
Zidane was rumoured to be in the running to take the France job following their World Cup triumph but it now appears as though Didier Deschamps will continue in the role.
Reports have claimed Zizou has even turned down offers to keep his options open if the United position becomes available.