Former Chelsea Boss Makes Decision Over Replacing Solskjaer at Man United

Former Chelsea Boss Makes Decision Over Replacing Solskjaer at Man United

  • Antonio Conte is among a host of experienced managers who have been touted as potential candidates for the Man United job
  • The Italian, who helped Inter Milan win the Serie A title last season is currently out of job after quitting the club in the summer
  • Zinedine Zidane and Leicester's Brendan Rodgers are the other managers believed to be in the frame to replace Solskjaer

Antonio Conte has reportedly expressed a desire to take over as Man United manager.

Ex-Inter and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. Photo: Getty Images.
Conte, who helped Inter Milan win the Serie A title last season is currently out of job after quitting the club in the summer. Photo: Getty Images.
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Conte is believed to be a strong frontrunner for the United job even as pressure mounts on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to quit.

Solskjaer found himself on the wrong side with fans after he led the Red Devils to a frustrating 5-0 defeat against Liverpool on Sunday, October 24.

The result saw pressure ramp up on the Norwegian who is now facing an uncertain future at the Theatre of Dreams.

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However, Ole is still set to be in charge for the next three matches against Tottenham Hotspur, Atalanta and rivals Man City.

The three tough matches come at a time United chiefs are believed to have drawn up a shortlist of four names they could consider to succeed the legendary forward.

But Metro UK reports it is Conte who is the Manchester club's number one target to take charge should Solskjaer get the sack.

According to Sky Sport Italia's Di Marzio, intermediaries from Old Trafford gave already reached out to the former Inter Milan and Chelsea boss over the role.

Di Marzio claims the Italian manager is open to taking over at the Theatre of Dreams and has already made it clear to United he wants the job.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson seems to have already approved Antonio Conte as speculation over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sack intensifies.

Man United lost 5-0 at home to Liverpool and there are concerns that Sokskjaer who has continued to receive heavy criticisms will be fired soon.

Although the decision to oust Solskjaer could be taken after their league game against Tottenham, reports suggest that former Chelsea boss Conte is already on the sidelines.

Conte has already shown what he is capable of doing having led Chelsea to the Premier League title during the 2016/2017 season.

And fans are calling on the head of Solskjaer and then Conte as replacement as Ferguson’s comments back in 2017 has now been brought up.

Source: Legit

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