Zidane to PSG and Pochettino to Man United would worsen Donnarumma’s situation

by | Nov 23, 2021 15:24

There are reports Zinedine Zidane could be appointed PSG coach if Mauricio Pochettino agrees to take over at Manchester United, but this would worsen the situation of Gigio Donnarumma in Paris.

Donnarumma joined the Ligue 1 giants on a free transfer from Milan in the summer, signing a deal until 2026.

However, he’s been struggling with playing time under Pochettino and has recently claimed that the competition with Keylor Navas disturbs him.

The former Real Madrid goalkeeper was sent off in a Ligue 1 clash against Nantes last weekend, but Donnarumma wasn’t even on the bench due to gastroenteritis. Navas is expected to start when PSG visit Manchester City tomorrow night.

PSG arrived in Paris today and there is a lot of hype around Pochettino in Manchester. According to the Daily Mail, Zidane is interested in the PSG job if Pochettino goes to Old Trafford, where the Red Devils are looking for a replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Former midfielder Michael Carrick will take charge of United for today’s Champions League match against Villareal in a match that Atalanta will follow closely given that Gian Piero Gasperini’s side are also in Group F.

Despite his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, Zidane doesn’t seem interested in the Manchester United job, but would be happy to move to Paris.

Raiola has no regrets about Donnarumma’s move to PSG

This could be bad news for Donnnarumma as Zidane knows Navas very well.

The 34-year-old won three Champions League under the French coach in Madrid, playing 117 games under the former Juventus midfielder.

Both Mino Raiola and Gigio Buffon have recently justified Donnarumma’s decision to leave Milan to join PSG, adding that the Italy international will soon become a regular starter in Paris.

However, if Zidane takes over, it could take longer than expected for Gigio to become the first choice between the PSG sticks.

Buffon: ‘Why Donnarumma and Cristiano Ronaldo made correct transfer decisions’

epa09488349 Paris Saint Germain's goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma warms up for the French Ligue 1 soccer match between PSG and Montpellier at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, 25 September 2021. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

4 Comments

  1. ggggg

    Feel bad for him, top of the world with milan and now just a benchwarmer.

  2. Milan Fan

    Who cares what Buffon says at this point. Great player and a legend, I love him, but he should mind his own terrible decisions at this point before defending others, like postponing a long overdue retirement.

  3. Joe - Upstate NY

    Good Gigi got what he deserved. He thought he was the #1 keeper but now when the legend Zidane comes in and he still sits the bench.. sit cry and watch your legacy become a “could have been” while your agent becomes fatter.

  4. Chris

    I think in a project like Milan – where youth, hard work and unity are driving factors – you either submit to the project and play some of the best football of your career so far, or you use it as a stepping stone to what YOU think is a better future. Gigio and Hakan have moved onto pastures new and if we’re being honest the grass hasn’t been greener or so it’s proved so far. Don’t get me wrong they’re on long contracts and it could be that it comes good for them, but objectively looking at it now it was a short sighted decision which could’ve been better prepared for.

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