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The Impact of Zinedine Zidane Becoming The Manchester United Manager

The Impact of Zinedine Zidane Becoming The Manchester United Manager

There have been rumours flying around Old Trafford in the past few days on the managerial position at Manchester United.

While it is to no surprise that Mourinho is in the hot seat, there has been shocking development surrounding the manager position.

As you can see from the title, former Real Madrid manager and French legend Zinedine Zidane has allegedly agreed to manage the Red Devils.

Hence, we decide to look at the impact Zidane will have on Manchester United, should he decide to take on the job.

 

Ending of The Pogba Soap Opera

It is common knowledge that Mourinho and Pogba do not get along.

This relationship has apparently caused the star midfielder to contemplate his exit from Old Trafford.

A change in the management could help change his mind, especially since Zidane is one of his childhood idols and he has since expressed his approval of replacing Mourinho with Zidane.

Hence, Zidane replacing Mourinho could help Man United retain the star midfielder.

 

Team Overhaul

When Zidane agreed to take over the role for Manchester United, he has made it clear to the higher-ups of his wish list.

His wish list of signings includes, (right at the top) Antoine Griezmann, Toni Kroos, Thiago Alcantara, James Rodriguez and Edinson Cavani

If Zidane takes over Mourinho, it is clear that there will be a personnel switch-up and a definite line-up change given his extensive wish list.

Subsequently, there will be a lot of player movement as the management of the Red Devils will do their best to cater to his wishes, should he end up in the managerial position.

 

Improved Team Stability

Zizou was as good of a communicator (more or less) in the helms at Bernabeu as he was a player. When Real Madrid dismissed then manager Rafael Benitez, Zidane was appointed as the replacement.

He managed the egos of a star-studded roster, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo etc.

Also, his management of substitutions and personnel have earned praises and trophies in the Champions League.

While he does have some black marks in his records in the form of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, he is a definite upgrade from Mourinho in terms of handling star players.

In addition, his handling of the media is world class as compared to the current manager of Man Utd.

 

Tactical Superiority

While some may disagree, but the Frenchmen has been tearing up the UCL the past few seasons with tactical superiority.

Two clear examples come to mind in the matches of Real Madrid against Bayern Munich and PSG.

Mourinho may represent the best of the old school tactical plays but Zidane has shown he is one of the best tactically in the modern era of football.

His substitutions and line-ups have been, more or less, on point in his 3 years at Real Madrid and he will bring his tactical brilliance to Old Trafford.

 

Grooming Young Stars

Under Zizou, young stars in Real Madrid have managed to flourish in his system and trust, such as the likes of Isco and Asensio.

While they were talented, it is fair to say that the Frenchmen played a role in their development into budding young stars.

Thus, the young stars at Manchester United stand a chance to become the next ‘Isco’ and ‘Asensio’, such as Rashford and Martial.

The latter has expressed his willingness to play for the French legend and could see his development sky-rocket with more opportunities.

 

Do you think Zidane will be a good fit for Manchester United?

 

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