Alessandro Del Piero insists Zinedine Zidane is a ‘good fit’ for Manchester United

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Zidane has been approached by United over the vacant job (Picture: Getty)

Zinedine Zidane would be a ‘good fit’ for Manchester United, according to his former teammate Alessandro Del Piero.

United have approached the former Real Madrid manager with an offer to become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s replacement at Old Trafford following the Norwegian’s exit on Sunday morning.

The Frenchman has been out of work since leaving Real for the second time in the summer with reports suggesting he is happy to wait for an offer to manage the French national team or Paris Saint-Germain.

And while he believes his former Juventus teammate would be a good match for United, Italy legend Del Piero believes Zidane may still be set on taking a well-deserved break from management.

‘I think he is taking some time off,’ Del Piero told Sky Sports News.

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Del Piero and Zidane are former teammates (Picture: Getty)

‘Last time I spoke with him, he explained how tough it is to become a coach. I’m approaching the coaching licence now as well so I see you have to be there in every aspect, to be on top of everything.

‘He told me how tough and demanding it is, in terms of timing, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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‘So he is probably taking some time off. But I don’t know. I see Zidane as a good fit for Manchester United. But I don’t know what they are looking for.’

With Mauricio Pochettino said to be United’s first choice, reports have claimed Paris Saint-Germain have made contact with Zidane as a possible replacement if the Argentine does push for a move to Old Trafford.


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