Zinedine Zidane has said only if three of his demands are satisfied that he will accept the role of the hot seat at the Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho was fired after the Red Devils were beaten 3-1 by bitter rivals Liverpool last weekend.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as the interim manager who will oversee the club's matters until the end of this season while the board of directors continues its search for a permanent manager who will be installed in the next summer.
Manchester United have been impressed by the handsomeness of the profile of ex-Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane.
The 45-year-old has been without a job since May this year after resigning days later than leading Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title.
The Red Devils have been flirting with the World Cup-winning star and there were also reports which claimed that Zidane has started taking English lessons in order to polish his language before taking up the Old Trafford role which did entice him.
He is a strong favourite to be at the helm next year, but he'll only sign on three conditions.
Zidane's first demand is of seeing Manchester United get rid of Paul Pogba, and that must happen before he signs his managerial papers.
While the Frenchman is full of praise about the midfielder's talents, his off-field gimmicks and casual attitude are not something which the former Real Madrid boss is a fan of.
The second condition placed forward by him is the need for a central defender.
Jose Mourinho cried and cried for a centre-back before losing his job, but Zidane wants assurances about that position being filled.
The third and final order put forth by Zidane is that Manchester United sign another player, the identity of whom is unknown just yet.
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