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Man Utd news: Zinedine Zidane explains why he never took job before Ten Hag appointment | Football | Sport

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Zinedine Zidane has revealed that he turned down the chance to debate becoming the brand new Manchester United manager over the language barrier. The French football icon was one in all the high-profile names into consideration to be appointed by the Red Devils’ hierarchy. 

Erik ten Hag won the job following a six-month seek for a everlasting boss. The Dutchman has stepped into the role after Ralf Rangnick departed having been in interim charge until the tip of the 2021-22 campaign. 

Zidane and former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino had been the favourites to be appointed following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal last November. Nevertheless, Zidane pulled out of discussions early within the recruitment process, while United seemed concerned by the astronomical compensation fee owed to Paris Saint Germain in the event that they desired to appoint Pochettino. 

And former France captain Zidane, who just isn’t fluent in English, has revealed that the language barrier would have been a difficulty had he taken the job. A priority high on Ten Hag’s agenda is to revive the winning culture cultivated at Old Trafford by the legendary former boss Sir Alex Ferguson. 

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