Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane wants to replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, the Mirror reports.

Rumours flew that he could take the France job after the World Cup but Didier Deschamps now looks set to continue after guiding the nation to glory at this summer’s championships.

L’Equipe report that Zidane will now look to return to management next summer

Zidane quit Real at the end of last season and is yet to join another club, but the Frenchman reportedly has his eyes on the managerial seat at Manchester United and would be open to taking the job as early as next season.

Mourinho has seemingly had bust-ups this summer with United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over the lack of incoming transfer deals that were completed in the window.

Mourinho, a former Real Madrid boss himself, has also been heavily criticised for his defensive style of play despite finishing second in the league laast term.

However Mourinho’s side got off to a winning start last Friday night after beating Leicester City in a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford.