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Antonio Conte Open To Manchester United Job - But The Italian Still Has Some Reservations

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Antonio Conte Open To Manchester United Job - But The Italian Still Has Some Reservations

Manchester United could very well be on the hunt for a new manager soon, and one man who is expected to be among the top candidates - if a position opens up - is former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

According to a new report, the Italian is open to the idea of succeeding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but only under certain conditions.

Conte's name is once again being linked with the Red Devils after their disastrous 5-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday.

The nature of the defeat leaves Solskjaer's future at the club in the balance, which could - in theory at least - open the door for Conte to fill the position.

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However, while the 52-year-old is thought to be keen on the idea, according to the MEN, he does still have some reservations.

Sources tell the Manchester-based publication that Conte would first seek assurances over the club's direction and that he would not be swayed in his decision making by 'market forces'.

As an elite level manager, he would also very likely request the final say on transfers, something that would be complicated slightly by Ed Woodward still currently occupying his position as the club's vice-chairman.

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Woodward resigned back in April in the wake of the Super League breakaway attempt by some of Europe's biggest clubs, but despite this, no plans for his departure have yet been formalised.

Conte is currently one of the few available managers on the market with a proven track record of winning titles.

The Italian led Inter Milan to the Scudetto earlier this year, after having previously won the Premier League in his first season with Chelsea back in 2017.

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His recent departure from Milan speaks to the emphasis he places on transfer control, as Conte left the Serie A side after being forced into selling his best players in order to balance the books.

For the time being, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains at the helm for United, but if the club's hierarchy decides it's a high time for a change, Conte will be patiently waiting in the wings.

Topics: Chelsea, Manchester United, Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Antonio Conte

Tom Fenton
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