Manchester United players are openly discussing the prospect of Zinedine Zidane replacing Jose Mourinho as manager.
United slumped to their second straight defeat on Monday, losing 3-0 to Tottenham to plunge Mourinho’s future into considerable doubt.
But the gravy-swilling former England manager is not the name on the lips of players at United.
According to the Daily Mail, ‘there is the same sense of inevitability’ regarding Mourinho’s future that ‘surrounded’ Louis van Gaal before his final days as Old Trafford boss.
Chris Wheeler adds that players are ‘now talking about the possibility of Zinedine Zidane becoming manager’.
They cite a source, who adds: ‘They are saying Jose will be gone soon. Some think he’ll be out if they lose at Burnley. Others can’t see him lasting beyond September.
‘We’ve seen this before and it just feels the same. The club will say it’s supporting Jose but we all saw what happened with Louis. The players are already talking about the possibility of Zidane coming in.’
Zidane, without a club since leaving Real Madrid as a three-time European champion, would welcome the opportunity.