Antonio Conte has reportedly said ‘yes’ to Manchester United if he sacks Premier League giants Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Norwegian coach faces a do-or-die battle against Tottenham this weekend as the defeat will surely end Old Trafford’s tenure.
United lost 5-0 at home to Liverpool last weekend, with fans showing their fury with their feet by walking off the field in droves long before the game.
SunSport exclusively revealed that United’s board of directors will remain with Solskjaer – for now.
But all of that could change if Solskjaer fails to lead his team to victory over Tottenham.
Antonio Conte is believed to be on a shortlist of four coaches to replace Solskjaer, along with Brendan Rodgers, Zinedine Zidane and Eric Ten Hag.
According to an Italian website GazetaThe former Chelsea and Inter Milan player has already impressed United.
They claim he is eager to help “return” the club to its former glory.
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Former United striker Dimitar Berbatov believes Conte, the bookmaker’s favorite for the job, could “deal” with replacing his attacking coach Solskjaer.
said the Bulgarian Betfair: “The latest reports indicate that Conte is open to taking on the United job if it becomes available.
“He made a champion for Inter and he made a champion for Chelsea. Conte has the record and the reputation for hard work, I’ve heard that a lot.
“He went to England and did that, winning the Premier League.
“It’s the name everyone is talking about right now and some people would probably say United need that disciplinary approach, to tell them exactly what the manager expects of you, if they don’t, then adjust the bench. Maybe they need that from time to time?
“Louis van Gaal was similar to Conte in this way, discipline is the number one priority, but he was also successful and won the FA Cup.
“Conte has all the results and the reputation behind him for knowing how to handle things at a big club in England. He’s probably number one on their list.”
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