Liverpool face a clear option to replace Jurgen Klopp while pursuing Kylian Mbappe.
To enhance their chances of signing Mbappe, Liverpool should consider appointing Zinedine Zidane as Klopp’s successor.
Over the years, Liverpool have been trailing behind Real Madrid in the pursuit of Mbappe, and luring Zidane to Anfield could potentially shift the balance in their favour.
Mbappe’s future with Paris Saint-Germain is uncertain as he remains indecisive about leaving in the summer. PSG are making efforts to secure his stay with the club with his contract set to expire at the end of June.
Madrid remain optimistic about luring the France international to the Spanish capital, as Mbappe’s future emerges as a potential saga in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Despite Klopp’s imminent departure at the end of the season, Liverpool believe they stand a strong chance of securing the 25-year-old attacker.
The decision to appoint Zidane, as opposed to contenders like Xabi Alonso, Ruben Amorim, or Roberto De Zerbi, could serve as a boost for Liverpool in their pursuit of Mbappe.
Zidane holds a profound admiration for Mbappe, a sentiment reciprocated by the prolific forward. The former Real Madrid head coach has openly expressed his desire to manage Mbappe at some point in the future.
“When you’re a manager and there is a player like him, of course, you’d want to manage him,” Zidane told L’Equipe. “Lots of things can happen. It could happen one day. He is a player that wears the France shirt well. In any case, I admire what he does. He’s beautiful, strong.”
A year ago, Mbappe defended Zidane against perceived criticism from France Football Federation’s then-president, Noel Le Graet. Le Graet mentioned he wouldn’t mind if Zidane accepted the Brazilian national team job he was linked to and added that he wouldn’t answer the phone if Zidane tried to contact him regarding replacing Didier Deschamps.
Hailing Zidane as a ‘legend’, Mbappe posted on X: “Zidane is France, you don’t disrespect a legend like that.”
Appointing Zidane at Liverpool not only boost their chances of securing Mbappe but also brings on board a proven winner capable of sustaining Klopp’s success at Anfield.
51-year-old tactician, with two stints at Real Madrid, clinched three Champions League titles and two La Liga trophies.
In 2021, Zidane declined the Manchester United managerial position, citing his limited proficiency in English as a hindrance. Acknowledging the significance of communication in his managerial approach, he expressed feeling handicapped by his language constraints.
Liverpool, however, could potentially sway the former midfielder to reconsider his stance. The prospect of enticing both Zidane and Mbappe to Merseyside in the upcoming summer heralds a promising start to a new era for the club.
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