Zinedine Zidane rejected Newcastle approach as Real Madrid legend is ‘monitoring Manchester United and France jobs’

ZINEDINE ZIDANE reportedly REJECTED the Newcastle job to wait to see what plays out at Manchester United.

The Geordies are still on the lookout for Steve Bruce’s successor, with Graeme Jones in temporary charge.

Zinedine Zidane is reportedly holding out for the Man Utd or France top job

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Zinedine Zidane is reportedly holding out for the Man Utd or France top jobCredit: AP

And they have now been knocked back by Villarreal boss Unai Emery, who has opted to stay in Spain.

But according to El Espanol, the Saudi billionaires had their eyes on Zidane BEFORE Emery.

But the former Real Madrid gaffer ‘is currently comfortable and waiting for situations such as Manchester United and the French team to be clarified’.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still under pressure at Old Trafford, but their 3-0 away win at Tottenham, that saw rival manager Nuno Espirito Santo axed, has given him extra time.

But a lethargic Champions League showing away at Atalanta, with Solskjaer saved by two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, will once again have questions being asked.

SunSport exclusively revealed a leading agent has been instructed to contact some of the biggest names in the game, with Zidane shortlisted alongside Brendan Rodgers, Erik Ten Hag shortlisted and Antonio Conte.

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Conte has of course gone on to replace Nuno at Tottenham.

And if three-time Champions League winner Zidane is still available, the Norwegian’s position could still be unsafe.

Zidane is also one of the bookies’ favourites to become the next manager of France – the country he played for 108 times.

Didier Deschamps is the current boss there, but a disappointing Euro 2020 campaign saw them knocked out by Switzerland on penalties in the last-16.

Winning the Nations League seems to have eased some of the pressure on him, however.

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