Manchester United’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham could lead to the loss of his coaching target Antonio Conte to the north London club.
United’s impressive performance in their 3-0 defeat to Tottenham secured manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job for the time being, but pushed his counterpart Nuno Espirito Santo closer to the exit.
After Tottenham’s lackluster performance in a match brutally dubbed ‘Sacco’ by fans, Spurs set their sights on Conte to replace Nuno, according to football correspondent Alfredo Pedulla.
Pedola, who works for Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, claims Spurs are tired of the seemingly elusive Nuno and think the former Inter Milan boss could be the right man to lead the club.
wrote on Twitter: “#EspiritoSanto is in the balance: now also #Tottenham who wants to try it again with Antonio #Conte.”
However, Spurs may have a hard time persuading Conte to come to White Hart Lane as he turned down their job offer this summer because he felt they lacked ambition.
Tottenham initially sought Conte’s services following the sacking of Jose Mourinho in April.
A two-month manhunt for the coach ensued before they settled on former Wolverhampton boss Nuno, who had a tough time in the Spurs bench.
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If Daniel Levy’s side somehow manage to convince the 52-year-old Italian to change his mind and take on the giant task of reforming the club, it would be a huge blow to United, who have been actively chasing Conte.
Their current boss Solskjaer’s job was hanging by a thread after United’s disastrous 5-0 loss to Liverpool last week which saw fans and pundits alike laying claim to his head.
Conte was said to be interested in taking on the role at Old Trafford and was the favorite for the appointment.
SunSport exclusively revealed that the former Chelsea boss was at the top of a shortlist of four players including Zinedine Zidane, Brendan Rodgers and Ajax coach Eric Ten Hag.
But after yesterday’s result, it appears Solskjaer has given himself some time not on Nuno’s side, so United’s wish list may need to be rearranged.