Zlatan Ibrahimovic is likely to remain in Manchester United for much longer, not just as a player, but also in a coaching role.
Jose Mourinho wants Ibrahimovic in his coaching staff and that it will be part of the offer for a new contract with the Swedish national.
Ibrahimovic pauses for injury and is expected to return to the field in January. According to announcements from England, the return is likely to be back in the Manchester United jersey. Mourinho wants to keep a player who has a key influence in the team. Sources from the Independent club say Mourinho in Ibrahimovic sees a similar figure as Didier Drogba who would be the ideal link between the players and the management of the club. Manchester United manager confirmed last week that they have already begun negotiations with Ibrahimovic for a new contract.
“We are discussing the possibility of him staying with us. It was very clear that what he did last season was not enough for him. He wants more football to the highest level, so we are already discussing the possibility that he will stay and play in the second part of the season. He is hurt and needs time to recover first. We are not in a hurry anywhere, it’s nothing urgent, “said Jose Mourinho.