Antonio Conte would be willing to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjær as Manchester United manager if the Norwegian is fired, it has been reported.
However, reports suggest the former Chelsea boss wants a ‘winning project’, which is why he would NOT join Arsenal, rejecting Tottenham Hotspur.
Solskjær is under increasing pressure after United surrendered a one-lead away to the Young Boys on Tuesday night to lose their opening Champions League group game.
Jason Cundy was at the Sports Bar immediately after the match, urging the Red Devils hierarchy to pursue a move for Conte to replace the ‘completely ignorant’ Norwegian.
“It revealed Ole, it did bad,” he said. “I wanted to fire him. We know what’s coming, right? You have Antonio Conte out there …
“Who is the better leader? There will be a phase in the season where they will be like ‘I wish we did it earlier’.
The 52-year-old Italian has a wealth of experience from his magic at Stamford Bridge, where he won the Premier League in his first season and FA Cup shortly before departure.
Conte is currently unemployed after leaving Inter Milan in the summer, and Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio believes United would present an exciting challenge for him – unlike Spurs or Arsenal.
“He would only accept a winning project,” Di Marzio said. “So I do not think he would accept Arsenal and that is why he said no to Tottenham.
“I think he would only accept if Manchester United called.”
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