Zinedine Zidane Reveals One Reason Why He Can Never Coach Man United.

After several speculations to the previous vacant managerial job at Old Trafford last season, Zinedine Zidane has finally revealed why he turned down the opportunity to become Manchester United manager.

The former legendary footballer had expressed his desire to return to management following two very successful terms as Real Madrid boss.  

Zidane was promoted to the Madrid first-team manager's position in January 2016 after the club sacked Rafa Benitez.

 He experienced tremendous success in the dugout as he oversaw Real Madrid winning the Champions League in three consecutive years, as well as the La Liga in 2017.

Zidane walked away from the job in 2018 but returned in March 2019 and remained in charge for another two years, winning another league title in 2020.

He stepped down as Real Madrid manager for the second time in 2021 after Los Blancos finished the season without a trophy, deciding to take a break from football, the 49-year-old has not been actively involved in the sport.

In light of rumors, Paris Saint-Germain were interested in appointing Zidane as next manager to succeed Mauricio Pochettino who is expected to be fired this week.

France President Emmanuel Macron recently expressed his desire to also convince Zidane to return to Ligue 1, but Zidane is said to have rejected the chance to become PSG coach in favour of waiting for the national team position to become vacant.

After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired from the position in November last year due to poor run of results, Zidane was previously mentioned in connection with the United position. 

Eventually, German manager Ralf Rangnick was given the position on a temporary basis through the end of the season, before the appointment of Erik ten Hag as Solskjaer's permanent successor.

According to various reports, Zidane showed little interest in being a manager of a Premier League team because of his limited command of English language, which would have made interacting with players challenging. 

His connections to Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo added hugely to the possibility of a potential transfer. 

In the end, the former Madrid manager was never a viable contender for the position at Old Trafford.

Zidane commented on that time in an interview with Marca, saying: “When people say to me: 'Do you want to go to Manchester?' I understand English but I am not really fluent in it.

“I know that there are coaches who go to clubs without speaking the language, but I work in a differently manner. To win, many factors must come into play. It's a global context. Me, I know what I need to win.”

Only "two or three" teams, according to Zidane, would present a realistic opportunity for him to serve as a head coach. 

The French national team, PSG, Juventus, and another return to Real Madrid appeared to be among his choices in the future, thereby ruling out any move to the Premier League.

Zidane has been out of work since but appears to be keen on becoming France manager after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Didier Deschamps, Zidane's former teammate, is the current France manager as they prepare to defend their 2018 World Cup title later this year.

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