Zinedine Zidane will not replace Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager, according to former France striker Christophe Dugarry.
Zidane resigned as Real Madrid boss at the end of last season and has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford.
Mourinho, meanwhile, continues to come under fire due to United’s uninspiring performances and his deteriorating relationship with several first-team players including Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez.
Earlier this week, reports claimed that Zidane had taken the unusual step in contacting Mourinho to tell the United manager that he did not want to take over at Old Trafford.
But Dugarry, who played alongside Zidane for France, believes his former teammate and close friend would not have spoken to Mourinho and will not be heading to United.
‘If he called Mourinho, I won’t eat one rat, I’ll eat two,’ Dugarry told RMC Sport. ‘I don’t believe it for one second, because the relationship between Zidane and Mourinho has never been good. Never.
‘So I don’t see why Zizou would call Mourinho to tell him he won’t take his job. Zizou is on holiday, Mourinho is sorting his situation out by himself. Zizou won’t go to Manchester. I’m telling you, he won’t go to Manchester.’ He added.