Zidane, bad news for PSG and blues!
© provided by Sports.co.uk But the Marseillais of birth was reluctant to the idea of joining Paris. Twenty-five years after his departure from the Girondins for Juventus Turin, does Zinedine Zidane again be like turning his back to France to cross the Alps? It's an opportunity to believe the Fabrizio Romano specialist.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's time at Manchester United came to an end over the weekend as the powers-that-be finally dropped the axe on the struggling boss. © GiveMeSport p1fl68ovfd1b9b10hv1ck2g114p7l.jpg
After a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Watford - just another in a long line of crushing results - there were no surprises when it was announced that Solskjaer would be relieved of his duties.
What remained uncertain, however, was who the club may look to bring in as his replacement.
There have been murmurings of Steve Bruce coming in on an interim basis while the club waits for other options to open up in the summer.
Pochettino opens up on life in the Paris Saint-Germain hotseat
Mauricio Pochettino may have the most dazzling, star-studded squad in European football but does he think this makes his job any easier? The Argentine sat down with Sportsmail to share all.Now, Pochettino is not one of those cagey managers who hides his true feelings beneath a hard facade of emotional repression. He is shrewd in many respects but his heart might as well be emblazoned on his sleeve, like a minor shirt sponsor.
However, according to a report from Marca, they may not even have to wait that long.
One of the frontrunners for the long-term role at the club is current PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino who, up until now, was believed to be beyond reach in the middle of a season. © Provided by Give Me Sport
The above mentioned report does not believe that to be the case, though, going so far as to say that the PSG players believe the arrival of a certain Zinedine Zidane is 'imminent'.
It is believed the players are well aware of what is going on at the club and, sensing that change is on the horizon, it is reported that Zidane's name is 'even being brought up in conversation'.
That would, of course, mean that Pochettino is set to vacate his role as manager of the Parisian giants.
PSG's players 'believe Zidane's arrival as their new boss is imminent'
Pochettino, the current incumbent at Paris Saint-Germain, has been identified as a prime candidate at Old Trafford after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dismissed. And any approach for him may free up PSG's hot seat, with Zidane - the renowned former Real Madrid boss - believed to be in pole position to take over. © Provided by Daily Mail ( © Provided by Daily Mail ( As a result, Marca have reported that the feeling inside PSG's dressing room is that Zidane is poised to step in in the near future to succeed Pochettino.
Pochettino is said to be unhappy with the lack of control he has over transfer dealings at the club and, with his family still living in London, is said to be very open to a move back to England.
With none other than Sir Alex Ferguson said to be leading the charge to bring Pochettino to Old Trafford, it is looking more and more likely that, at some point, he will take up the role.
Zidane, who built a European dynasty with Real Madrid, could be the perfect candidate to help PSG end their European hoodoo. © Provided by Give Me Sport
There remain some doubts over his true capabilities, considering the squad and resources he inherits at the Spanish giants but, at PSG, he could arguably be stepping into an even better situation.
It could all happen very quickly if the clubs get the go ahead but, as of right now, this looks like a tricky little triple swap in the middle of a season.
These are however, some of the biggest and wealthiest clubs in the world, so, anything is possible.
PSG-BOSS Nasser Al-Khelaifi speaks plain text: "have zero contact" to Zinedine Zidane .
PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has spoken with regard to rumors about coach Mauricio Pochettino and its potential successor Zinedine Zidane Klartext. © Getty Mauricio Pochettino PSG to Zidane "we have zero contact, even if he is a top coach," said Al-Khelaifi on the edge of the balloon d'Or awards in Paris the television station L'Equipe. French media last reported by a meeting between the former coach of Real Madrid and PSG officials in a Parisian Nobel Hotel.