Arsenal and Manchester United’s managers have both come under pressure in recent weeks, with the out-of-work Antonio Conte one of the leading candidates for both
Solskjaer and Maguire lament Manchester United’s lack of discipline in Bern
Antonio Conte is a man in demand after leaving Inter Milan earlier this year, with a number of Premier League clubs linked with the Italian.
Conte guided the Nerazzurri to the Serie A title at the end of last season, but was swiftly out of the door at the San Siro thanks to a row over the club’s direction.
He subsequently held talks with Tottenham and was close to being named as Jose Mourinho’s successor, only for 11th hour talks regarding short-term trophy prospects seeing the agreement fall through.
The 52-year-old is willing to bide his time to find his next role and is reportedly only interested in jobs where he could immediately stand a chance of winning a league crown.
Antonio Conte has been linked with the Arsenal and Man Utd jobs ( Image:
Silvia Lore/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Conte has already been mooted as a potential replacement for both Mikel Arteta at Arsenal and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.
The two bosses have both come under scrutiny in recent weeks, with the Gunners struggling in the Premier League and United falling to defeat against Young Boys in the Champions League.
However, it is the only Red Devils vacancy that would appeal to Conte, according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio (via MetroSport).
He claims that the manager will only accept a winning project, believing that Arsenal are still some way away from being a title contender.
United meanwhile, appear to have all the talent in place to make a serious tilt at the Premier League crown, after bringing in Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
But following their dismal defeat in Switzerland, talkSPORT pundit Jason Cundy slammed Solskjaer urging Old Trafford bosses to make a switch in the dugout.
“That there shows he’s utterly clueless,” Cundy told talkSPORT of the result in Bern. “That performance, the team shape… they went down to 10 men, yes, but come on.
Conte won the FA Cup and Premier League during his time with Chelsea ( Image:
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“They went to five at the back and he didn’t change it. They were getting overrun in the middle of the park.
“United got exactly what they deserved and he’s (Solskjaer’s) been exposed again brutally.
“Young Boys are normally whipping boys of European football and United get rolled over 2-1… it was a disasterclass, it was an absolute disaster.”
He added: “It exposed Ole, it did badly. I’d sack him. We know what’s coming, don’t we? You’ve got Antonio Conte out there…
“Who’s the better manager? There will be a stage in the season where they’ll be like ‘I wish we did it earlier’.”
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