Zidane's wife could stand in the way of Manchester United move

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With pressure continuing to grow on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has emerged as one of the candidates to replace the underperforming Norwegian.

The debate around Solskjaer's suitability to the job in Manchester has been ongoing for some time now, but a heavy loss to Liverpool this season and a subsequent defeat to Manchester City has seen the pressure ramp up further.

Now, Record Sport are suggesting that Zidane is attracted to the opportunity of taking over at Old Trafford, where he would be reunited with two former Real Madrid players in Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane, as well as regular Los Blancos target Paul Pogba.

Not a straightforward deal

While United are reportedly hoping that Zidane's relationships with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Varane will make him see a move to the club more favourably, it's not a easy sell.

It has been reported that Veronique Zidane, the coach's wife, isn't sold on the idea of living in Manchester. She would rather Zidane took a longer break from coaching and find work elsewhere.

Other options

Antonio Conte was another candidate being considered for the job, but Manchester United's recent defeat of Tottenham instead saw Spurs change coach and appoint the Italian.

United believe that Zidane is a less divisive and demanding figure than Conte and his Real Madrid record, particularly in Europe, speaks for itself, winning three Champions Leagues and two LaLiga Santander titles, among others.

Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers is another candidate, despite his history of having been Liverpool boss in the past.

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