Saha backs Zidane to be Mourinho’s successor at United
United hierarchy appointed club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the caretaker manager after pulling the trigger on Jose Mourinho last Tuesday in the wake of the 3-1 humiliation at Anfield.
The club will conduct a thorough recruitment process to appoint a new permanent manager next summer and former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has been targeted as the frontrunners for the job while Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim is also an option.
Zidane guided the Los Blancos to three consecutive UEFA Champions League title before stepping down from the helm of affairs at the end of the 2017-18 season. And his former French teammate Saha believes that he would be the ideal man to take United forward.
“For me, I am a supporter of Zidane in relation to the man,” Saha said. “He was an exceptional player, the coach, there is no equivalent.
“In communication, he has made a lot of progress. When I hear him talking, it’s incredible.”
“He breathes football, he is a passionate person, who has all the qualities to be respected. He knows how to balance attack and defence.
“At Real Madrid, he had three offensive monsters, and he has to make the link with the defence. It’s huge.
“For me, it’s the best choice for United. I think he will have the support of the supporters, the staff, the president because he deserves it. And we’re going to give him time.”
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