The Manchester United 4–2 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday was the latest of unconvincing performance by the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side this season, they have now won only five out of the eleven games played so far this season across all competition, and are equally out of the Carabao Cup.
The United fans are not happy with the situations of the club, and they are now calling for the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as soon as possible, as it is looking likely that they could remain without a trophy this season with the Norwegian in charge of the club.
The two top managerial candidate that are without a job this season, and are seen as the likely options to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United when sacked, includes Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte.
Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane could be the Manchester United most likely preferred options, instead of Antonio Conte, considering the style of play of both managers.
So in this article, we will be bringing to your notice three things that should be known about Zinedine Zidane.
1. Zidane's Tactics
Zidane's tactical philosophy, particularly his tactical flexibility, has been praised by many. His tactical style, characterized by its formation flexibility and attacking football.
It is also noted that his team focused on attacking through the flanks, while he is credited for repopularising the 4–4–2 diamond formation.
On the other hand, Zidane's role was more focused in grinding out results and uniting the dressing room, rather than having a fixed tactical scheme. He emphasised the importance of players' physical levels and preferred to choose impactful players over a defined system.
During his time at Real Madrid, he used several formations, including the 4–3–3, the 4–2–3–1, the 4–4–2, and the 3–5–2, in order to find the system that best suited his players, and has been credited with using simple systems, so that his players have the freedom needed to prove their superiority. Although, he is not considered to be a tactical innovator.
His use of in-game substitutions was particularly praised, as many of his substitutes led to victories.
2. Man Management Skills
Zidane's man management skills has been praised for his balanced approach as a coach, and for having the leadership skills and personability to manage and motivate several world class players, create a good team environment, foster professional relationships, and a strong winning mentality.
He has also demonstrated an ability to rotate players and get the best out his team, which has played a key role in his success.
3. A Sure Winner
Zinedine Zidane has establishing himself as one of the most successful coaches of this era, and has shown several times that his success of winning trophies is not a fluke.
The 49 years sure knows how to win trophies, he won eleven trophies for Real Madrid in his two stint as manager of the club, which includes 3 Champions League titles, 2 La Liga, 2 World Club Cups, 2 UEFA Super Cups, and 2 Spanish Super Cups.
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