3 times consecutive champions league winner and former Real Madrid coach backed for Man United job by former teammate Julio Baptista

Julio Baptista has expressed his support for Zinedine Zidane, his former teammate at Real Madrid, to become the future manager of Manchester United. Baptista describes Zidane as an exceptional coach.

Zidane has frequently been associated with the position at Old Trafford, but has never appeared to be on the verge of accepting it, displaying a lack of interest in relocating to England.

The Frenchman has served as the manager of Real Madrid on two occasions, achieving the remarkable feat of winning two La Liga titles and the Champions League three times.


Since his second tenure ended in 2021, he has not been in a managerial position. However, he is still being considered for the Manchester United job, as well as positions at Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team.

Baptista, the ex-Arsenal forward who was Zidane’s teammate during their time at Real Madrid, asserts that the Frenchman was his most exceptional colleague, possesses remarkable coaching abilities, and may maybe find himself on the sidelines at Old Trafford in the future.

Baptista expressed exclusively to Ladbrokes Fanzone that Zidane was the most exceptional player he has ever played alongside. ‘Having the opportunity to play with him and be in the same dressing room was a really unique experience.’ He is one of the most exceptional individuals in the world.

‘During training sessions, he would engage in unconventional behavior, but he possesses admirable qualities as an individual.’ Frequently, I encounter him and we derive pleasure from recollecting our shared experiences during our tenure at Real Madrid.

The most memorable experience I had with him was, in fact, his final match at Real Madrid versus Villareal. We achieved a 3-3 victory, with me personally contributing two goals to the tally. I was elated to have performed admirably and achieved a goal, providing him with fond recollections of his final match.

‘I believe he will eventually become a manager in the Premier League.’ He is an exceptional coach, boasting an impressive track record of winning the Champions League. Therefore, I can envision that outcome. I envision him joining Manchester United.

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Baptista’s temporary tenure in the Premier League occurred while on loan from Real Madrid to the Gunners during the 2006-07 season, during which he netted 10 goals across all competitions.

During his tenure in the Premier League, one particular player left a significant impact on him, with John Terry being regarded as his most formidable adversary.

“John Terry was the most formidable player I have ever faced,” stated the Brazilian. ‘He possessed immense strength, exceptional speed, and an uncanny ability to predict the actions of the players.’ He exhibited exceptional defensive skills.

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