Messi against Zidane’s arrival at PSG as Frenchman would want to sign Ronaldo

Chidalu Obiajulu

The managerial role at PSG is under intense speculation, with reports linking current manager Mauricio Pochettino with a move away from the Parc des Princes. He is reportedly set to move to Manchester United.

With his departure, the need for a new manager will become a necessity for the Paris side and Zidane is the number one target for Parisians president Nasser Al-Khelafi.

However, El Nacional reports that Messi is against the idea of Zidane being appointed as Pochettino’s replacement.

That is due to the Frenchman’s apparent determination to sign his former Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, who is enduring a poor second spell at Manchester United.

The wheels are in motion for a transfer and managerial merry-go round between Madrid, United and PSG, but Messi apparently does not want to play alongside his long-time rival.

PSG are set to lose France forward Kylian Mbappe, who has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid, at the end of the season. That could see PSG target Ronaldo as the Frenchman’s replacement, with the club likely to make up for the loss of a key figure both on the field and off it.

The reports add that Ronaldo has asked his agent Jorge Mendes to find him a new destination. PSG fits the bill for a player in the twilight of his playing career.