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Manchester United Eyeing Up Two Huge Replacements For Ole Gunnar Solskjær, One Expected To Turn Offer Down

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Manchester United Eyeing Up Two Huge Replacements For Ole Gunnar Solskjær, One Expected To Turn Offer Down

Manchester United are rumoured to be eyeing up both Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte as potential replacements for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

That's according to Todo Fichajes, who claim that Conte is the most likely candidate to take over at Old Trafford but that the club are also interested in Zidane, who left Real Madrid earlier this year.

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However, the report suggests that Zidane would not take the job as he is keen on replacing Didier Deschamps as the manager of the French national team.

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Both managers have CVs that would excite The Red Devils' fanbase. Whilst Conte has lifted 4 Serie A titles as well as a Premier League and FA Cup with Chelsea, Zidane has won two La Ligas and an incredible three consecutive Champions League crowns.

Despite all that success, it seems unlikely that Manchester United would relieve Solskjær of his duties just yet after the number of signings they made during the summer. This, in addition to the fact he took Manchester United to 2nd place last season and is a club legend for his exploits as a player, means he has slightly more credit in the bank than other managers facing a similar, indifferent start to the new season.

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That said, with the new Saudi investment at Newcastle United, the Glazers may have to strike now should they want to bring a manager like Conte into the club. The Magpies' current manager (and former United hero) Steve Bruce has admitted he's uncertain of his future following the takeover, with ex-great of the club Warren Barton urging the owners to make a move for the Italian immediately.

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"I would move him (Steve Bruce) on," Barton told talkSPORT yesterday afternoon. "I think it's come to an end, the trust and the fans showed that with their voting.

"At the moment [Antonio] Conte is out there, you've got someone who has won in numerous leagues. I want someone who's going to take this club forward like Steven Gerrard did at Rangers, and have some desire and have some pride and have some mojo that is going to show this club and this league that we're going to compete and we're going to get back, because Kevin [Keegan] did that, Sir Bobby [Robson] did that, we've got to have people like that around the club."

With Zidane unconvinced and Conte high in demand, it promises to be a fascinating few weeks on the red side of Manchester.

Topics: Manchester United, Zinedine Zidane, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Antonio Conte

James Aldred
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