Antonio Conte wanted the Man United job: report

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Antonio Conte wanted to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man United manager before his move to Spurs.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United tenure is hanging on by a thread.

Our Baby Faced Assassin has seriously struggled this season. I can genuinely count the good games we’ve played on the one hand. For a club of United’s stature, that simply isn’t good enough.

As of right now, the board and management are holding fire. Understandably, they’d like to wait until the last possible moment before pulling the trigger and sacking a club legend. A large financial payoff also undoubtedly plays into their thinking.

Well, it’s now being claimed by Fabrizio Romano, who was speaking to Breaking The Lines, that one top-class coach wanted the job; Antonio Conte…

Apparently, the 52-year-old manager ‘wanted the job’ and he was waiting for that opportunity when Solskjaer was close to being fired. Furthermore, he was waiting to hear from the Reds but they simply didn’t call, while he was calling them in an effort to be handed the opportunity.

Check out the video from Breaking The Lines here:

I totally get it. With respect to Tottenham Hotspur, United are a far bigger attraction for a top-class manager like the Italian. He’d also have a better squad available to him here.

On the flip side, I also understand why United have shied away from Conte. It’d be a total hitting of the rest button for the Reds if they hired him. Money would have to be spent to completely overhaul the squad, too. I’m still not sure he’s the right fit for United.

One thing is for sure, it’s now a case of when rather than if Solskjaer will be sacked. Be it tomorrow, next week or next summer, we’re going to have a new manager in place within the next twelve months.

It’s up to the club to get the hire absolutely spot on.

Should Man United have made their move for Antonio Conte? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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