Antonio Conte reportedly ready to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager if the Norwegian is sacked, It has been reported.
However, reports suggest the former Chelsea boss wants a ‘winning project’ which is why he would NOT join Arsenal and dismiss Tottenham Hotspur.
Solskjaer is coming under increasing pressure after United ceded a one-goal lead to Young Boys on Tuesday night to lose their first Champions League group game.
Jason Cundy was at the Sports Bar immediately after the game and urged the Red Devils hierarchy to continue a move for Conte to replace the “completely distraught” Norwegian.
“It exposed Ole, it worked badly,” he said. “I would fire him. We know what’s coming, don’t we? You have Antonio Conte over there…
“Who is the best manager? There will be a stage in the season where they say “I wish we would do that sooner.”
The 52-year-old Italian has a wealth of experience from his time at Stamford Bridge where he won the Premier League in his debut season and the FA Cup shortly before his departure.
Conte is currently unemployed after leaving Inter Milan this summer and Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio believes United would present an intriguing challenge for him, unlike Spurs or Arsenal.
“He would only accept a winning project,” said Di Marzio. “So I don’t think he would accept Arsenal and that’s why he said no to Tottenham.
“I think he would only accept if Manchester United called.”
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