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Zidane wants coaching return 'soon'

Zidane wants coaching return 'soon'

"Surely I am going to return to coaching soon, because I like it and [football] is what I have done my whole life", Zidane told RTVE as he watched his son Elyaz playing for Madrid's youth team.

He is being heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford amid Manchester United's early struggles in 2018-19.

The 19-year-old returned to training with the rest of the squad last month and made his first appearance for the club during an Under-23 game against Stoke City in which he got a useful 70 minutes under his belt.

"No doubt about it, I'll be back coaching soon, because it's what I enjoy", he said.

The Reds' top brass are aware the French legend, who quit the Bernabeu in the summer after delivering three consecutive Champions League Final triumphs, won't be a free agent for ever.

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With United having lost two of their first four Premier League games already this season, another defeat might see the board intervene.

Burley, a former Chelsea midfielder, believes the task of bridging the gap to Manchester City and Liverpool would be a hard one for any new manager to take on. However, Zidane has been kept as a standby, if things change.

"There's different management here, there's one in managing the egos and big stars and set information and keeping everybody happy and making sure you're picking the right team and getting results".

"That's what Mourinho's trying to do, unsuccessfully at the moment".