Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid move means THIS for Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho | Football | Sport
That’s according to ESPN’s Craig Burley.
Zidane was confirmed as Madrid’s new head coach on a three-year deal on Monday, having spent just 10 months away from the club.
He resigned last May after winning the Champions League for the third straight year, in a move which shocked the footballing world.
But now, he has returned and has committed to the club until 2022, becoming the third manager at Los Blancos this season after Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari.
Madrid have struggled in recent weeks, after exiting the Champions League to Ajax and suffering back-to-back defeats to arch rivals Barcelona – one to dent their La Liga title hopes and one to knock them out of the Copa del Rey.
With speculation mounting over Solari’s future, it was rumoured that Mourinho could be in line for a return to his old club, after leaving the Bernabeu in 2013.
United currently have Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their caretaker manager until the end of the season, and are expected to give him the job full time.
“He’s [Mourinho] carrying a lot of baggage and has been very problematic, especially at that club [Madrid],” he said.
“He’ll probably now sit there and think ‘yeah, I think I’ll wait around for PSG [Paris Saint-Germain] now.’
“He’s always wanted to manage in France and there’s a good chance that one will come around.
“So there have been a lot of things affected by this, including Mourinho, but I’m sure he’ll do alright.”