Four managers Ronaldo would stay at Man Utd for as he considers quitting club

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly considering quitting Manchester United less than six months after returning to the club last summer.

Despite his United contract not expiring until the end of next season, Ronaldo is understood to be weighing up his future at Old Trafford due to the club's poor season so far.

It is believed that the pending appointment of the Red Devils' new permanent manager at the end of the season will go a long way to determining whether Ronaldo remains at the club.

Therefore, who are the four managers that Ronaldo would stay at United for if they were appointed.

Zinedine Zidane

Across Zinedine Zidane's two spells as Real Madrid manager, Ronaldo scored a staggering 112 goals in 114 matches as the pair won a host of trophies together including three consecutive Champions Leagues and the Spanish league title.

On playing under Zidane, Ronaldo has previously said: "The confidence that a player needs doesn't only come from himself but also from the players around him and the coach.

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"You need to feel like you are an important part of the group and Zidane made me feel special. He helped me a lot. I already had a lot of respect for him but working with him made me admire him more.

"That's because of what he's like as a person, how he talks, how he led the team and how he treated me."

Mauricio Pochettino

The only manager on this list that Ronaldo has yet to play under is current Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino, who has been a long-term admirer of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Pochettino has been linked with becoming United boss a number of times in recent years and is again amongst the candidates ahead of the summer.

The Argentine manager spoke highly of Ronaldo back in 2017 when he said: "He has been awarded ‘The Best’ and the truth is that he deserves it.

"In addition to his qualities as a professional, he is an example. He never tires of repeating that the secret is to work hard, to strive, to take care of himself. Every player should apply it."

Jose Mourinho

During his career, Ronaldo has played under a number of managerial legends but he has previously rated one above them all.

Perhaps surprisingly, Ronaldo once chose Mourinho as his favourite manager, explaining: "Work with Mourinho again? Why not? I would put him at the top, I always say that.

"I have played for so many great coaches, but José Mourinho was a big thinker analytically, he went into everything in great detail."

The duo spent three years together in Madrid, winning both the league and Copa del Rey, but Mourinho's previous spell as United boss means a reunion at Old Trafford currently appears unlikely.

Carlo Ancelotti

Another manager Ronaldo played under at the Santiago Bernabeu, Carlo Ancelotti was in charge of Real Madrid for two seasons, winning the Champions League in his first.

Ronaldo has previously said he would love to work with the Italian again having produced his best goals-per-game ratio under Ancelotti with 112 goals in 101 matches.

Ancelotti also looks back on his time managing Ronaldo fondly, in 2016 he told The Telegraph: "You see a different kind of Cristiano Ronaldo when you are the manager of his team.

"The rest of the world has become obsessed with the image and the look of the man, or how he celebrates when he scores, or how he reacts when things go wrong. I just saw a guy who always wanted to do his best. For Cristiano the priority was always to win."

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