The former Chelsea boss is linked with the incumbent managerial position at Old Trafford. The Italian will be in charge if Poch vetoes the move.
Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after identifying a catalogue of his failings at the club. The Portuguese, 55, took over in May 2016 and led United to League Cup and Europa League titles. But they are 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool this season. The club have made a change after no progress with results or style despite spending nearly £400m on 11 players. They also say the new manager will understand the philosophy of the club, including their attacking traditions. It seems Antonio Conte will become the manager on one condition.
Antonio Conte ready to accept Manchester United job if Red Devils fail to land Mauricio Pochettino. The Red Devils sacked Jose Mourinho yesterday and placed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in charge for the remainder of the campaign. United will now conduct a search for a permanent boss but the club views Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as their ‘ideal’ candidate. Pochettino, though, is in two minds about leaving Spurs. But United will need a decision before the season finishes in order to ensure their man is in place in time.
Conte left Chelsea at the end of last season after the Blues beat United 1-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley. The Italian guided Chelsea to the Premier League title during his first season in charge and Conte is still diving his time between London and his homeland, Italy. Conte turned down the chance to take charge of Real Madrid for the remainder of the season following Julen Lopetegui. The Italian is only interested in a permanent role.
Conte feels he was wrongly sacked at Chelsea and believes he has unfinished business in England. United are expected to target Pochettino as their first choice.
Antonio Conte isn’t the manager Manchester United should be looking. The Italian is an updated version of Jose and United have already suffered the vitriol of manager and board. Conte is someone who would publicly point fingers if something goes wrong whereas United don’t want anyone like that.