Time could be running out for Jose Mourinho to save his job at Manchester United.
The Red Devils have made a poor start to the Premier League season, losing two out of their first three fixtures. United were beaten 3-0 by Tottenham at Old Trafford at the weekend which further increased the pressure on Mourinho’s shoulders. The subsequent meltdown in front of the media did not help his cause.
Mourinho’s immediate future looks to be secure, but another poor result against Burnley could see the United board forced to take action. If they decide to give the Portuguese the axe, they should turn to former Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, to replace him.
The Frenchman quit Real Madrid this summer after spending two years in charge of the club he made over 200 appearances for as a player. Zidane enjoyed a trophy-laden spell at the helm, lifting La Liga in 2017 and guiding the Spanish giants to three consecutive Champions League trophies; a figure only Bob Paisley and Carlo Ancelotti have achieved.
Zidane would bring an attacking brand of football to the Theatre of Dreams that the United faithful are craving. His arrival could also bring the best out of fellow countryman Paul Pogba who has so far failed to replicate the form he showed at the World Cup with France. Zidane was also the face of Adidas during his time as a player, and United’s kit manufacturer would love to see the World Cup winner in the dugout.
There is still time for Mourinho to keep himself in a job. If he does depart, Zidane is the man to replace him.
Manchester United fans, thoughts?