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Antonio Conte open to replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man Utd

Mudeet Arora
Antonio Conte is being touted to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man Utd coach
Antonio Conte is being touted to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man Utd coach / Marco Canoniero/GettyImages

Former Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte is reportedly open to taking up Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's job at Manchester United, however, he does have some concerns over the way things work at the club.

Conte departed Inter Milan and is currently looking for a new challenge and it has been reported that he considers Manchester United as his foremost priority for his next job.

Manchester Evening News cite their sources in claiming that if he arrives at Old Trafford, Conte wants reassurances from the club and he will not accept the trend of having financially marketable players thrown into his squad.

Speaking about his managerial prowess, Conte has won titles at Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan, however his record in the UEFA Champions League is pretty bad. He has never taken any of his teams past the quarter-final stage in the competition.

But, to be honest, as of now, that is not Manchester United's concern. There is no doubt that the Red Devils have a decent squad and with a robust managerial plan, things can still be turned around if they indeed part ways with Solskjaer.

Along with Conte, former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has also been heavily linked with the Manchester United job.

Marca report that the Frenchman is in demand across Europe with Manchester United, Newcastle United, PSG and the French national team reportedly trying to get him to coach their squads.

These two names have been making the news quite a lot in the last few weeks when it comes to Manchester United's managerial position.

Both Conte and Zidane have their flaws, one virtually guarantees short term success and the other could turn things around with his instances of past glory with Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane.

What happens next is something we have to wait and watch, maybe Manchester United end up sticking with Solskjaer and take a decision at the end of the season. However, considering how things are going for United, it may be too late to challenge for the top 4 by then.