Man United reportedly set to sign Antonio Conte and ex-Juve's sporting director

Man United reportedly set to sign Antonio Conte and ex-Juve's sporting director

- The pressure has continued to mount on Jose Mourinho and could be sacked soon

- Manchester United are reportedly looking to bring in a replacement for the gaffer

- Antonio Conte is intriguingly in the race with ex-Juve's sporting director Fabio Paratici

The end of Jose Mourinho's era in Manchester United is closer than expected with the instability of the club intensifying ahead of their Champions League clash with Valencia.

United are currently tenth on the table, with nine points off league leaders Manchester City and Liverpool, a bad result against Valencia could spell doom for the Portuguese manager.

Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has been tipped as a formidable replacement and surprisingly ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is also available for the job.

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The Red Devils are also looking to hire former Juventus' CEO Beppe Marotta, with the Italian seen as the key to the resurgence of the Old Lady over the last eight years.

Marotta is said to be responsible for bringing in world class talents to Turin below their supposed market value.

Juve's sporting director Fabio Paratici has also been linked to get a job at Old Trafford, though he is now expected to be promoted in Turin after Marotta's departure.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Marotta is reported to have a good relationship with Conte during the Italian manager's time at Turin and the pair could reunite at Old Trafford.

United chief Ed Woodward and Mourinho's business in the transfer market has been very poor in recent years, and bringing in Marotta and Conte could be highly attractive in United's bid to bring success back to the club.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Manchester United will pay a staggering amount if Jose Mourinho is sacked as manager of the club.

Mourinho has a deal at the Theatre of Dreams worth around £13.5million-a-year, until the summer of 2020.

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