Gary Neville rules out Antonio Conte as potential Man United manager

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Gary Neville reckons Antonio Conte will not be considered by the Man United board for the managerial role.

Manchester United may well be approaching one of their toughest managerial decisions in recent years. Removing Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho were straightforward decisions. However, waving goodbye to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is much trickier due to his legendary status at Old Trafford.

In the end, though, it’s up to the Glazer family to do what has to be done. At the end of the day, if the Baby Faced Assassin isn’t performing, then United have to move on and find someone who can take us to that next level.

For what it’s worth, I’m delighted with the progress we’ve made under Solskjaer. Though I’m starting to believe he’s reached his limit and someone new is needed to push us over the line.

Well, one pundit in the form of Gary Neville has ruled out one former Premier League-winning manager if Solskjaer is indeed shown the door.

Check out what Neville had to say in full here:

“Conte won’t be the manager at Manchester United I don’t think,” Neville said on a long Instagram live session this morning, via the Express.

“I don’t think they’ll go for that option, personally. He’s a great manager but I think certain managers fit certain clubs and I don’t think Conte fits United personally.

“As I say, great manager but doesn’t feel right for me that one.”

I often agree with Neville and the same thing is definitely playing out here. We cannot disagree with the brilliant work Antonio Conte has done at various top European clubs, but to me, the fit just doesn’t feel right…

Conte likes to play a defensive, counter-attacking brand of football and this United squad simply isn’t built for that. The back five formation is pretty dull and uninspiring and I’m not really sure it’ll fill the fans with enjoyment.

That does beg the question, who else is out there? Honestly, I have no idea. I wouldn’t go for Zinedine Zidane while moving for Erik Ten Hag is a massive gamble due to his lack of big league experience.

It’s definitely not an ideal scenario for United, particularly as many big managers have moved jobs recently and it’s always tougher to make these appointments in the middle of a season.

As of right now, I’d expect the club to stick with Solskjaer for the time being. If results continue to trend downwards then our 1999 hero may well be out of a job before Christmas.

Who is the best fit for Man United? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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