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Why Zidane Rejected Manchester United After Ronaldo’s Recommendation



Why Zidane Rejected Manchester United After Ronaldo's Recommendation

By Taiwo Ibrahim


Former Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane has turned down the opportunity to replace under-fire Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Cristiano Ronaldo recommended him to the club’s board, reports.

Calls for the Norwegian to be sacked has intensified in the last few days after another loss to Leicester City on Saturday.

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According to Okdiario’s chief football pundit Eduardo Inda, when speaking on El Chiringuito, Zidane turned down the offer because he is only interested in coaching the French national team as reported by Tribal Football.

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“Zidane can have the team he wants,” said Inda. “It is an option that has occurred in the national team stoppage.

“I already said that PSG had approached him, they have always wanted him. Newcastle also wanted him, but in the national team break he had a call from Manchester United to replace Solskjaer.

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“The person who would sponsor him and who has recommended him to the board is Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Zidane said no because his dream is to coach France and they have offered him double what he earned at Real Madrid. He tells everyone that his big dream is to coach the French team, but I see it complicated because it would have to be after Qatar.

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“At United he would be the highest paid coach along with (Diego) Simeone (of Atletico Madrid).”


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