Manchester United set to follow Tottenham lead as major Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decision made


Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte must be experiencing a bizarre sense of de ja vu right now.

The Italian, who was apparently Manchester United’s first choice to replace under fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, now appears to not be in the frame as much for the role at Old Trafford.

Having seemingly been the frontrunner to take the reins with the Red Devils following a tumultuous period under the Norwegian, that is now not the case if reports are to be believed.

As per the Daily Star, the Red Devils are losing interest in the former Chelsea manager due to the immense cost that it would take to bring him to Old Trafford – a contract until 2025 worth a reported £18million per year.

The reservations over Conte do not end there though, with the club also said to be worried over the Italian’s demands of having his own backroom team, whilst he is also expecting a new holding midfielder and full-back to be signed during the winter transfer window – a task that is not necessarily going to be easy during such a notoriously difficult market for deals.

There are also considerable concerns about Conte’s reputation at demanding huge investment within the playing squad – a prime reason as to why he departed Inter Milan ahead of the 2021/22 season despite having led the Italian giants to the Serie A crown.



Antonio Conte has been linked with the Manchester United job. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
Antonio Conte has been linked with the Manchester United job. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

As per the reports, Manchester United are now looking for alternatives should they elect to sack Solskjaer in the near future – though he has not been completely ruled out.

The situation that Conte currently finds himself in is almost identical to that of his failure to land the Tottenham job.

During the summer months, Daniel Levy was on the hunt for Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor and the Italian appeared to be the man that was going to be at the helm for the coming campaign.

In the end, a deal was not signed off, with both parties holding reservations and talks quickly collapsed.

Spurs did eventually find Mourinho’s replacement in the form of compatriot Nuno Espirito Santo and he was handed a two-year deal in north London having departed Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.





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