Italian legend Arrigo Sacchi has urged Manchester United to go for Antonio Conte as replacement for the embattled Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as the move could be beneficial to both parties.
Solskjaer’s job as Man United’s boss is not assured at the moment, after a series of poor results in recent games.
Antonio Conte is rumoured to be a frontrunner for the position if the Norwegian is axed, although his abrasive nature is considered a possible obstacle to his employment.
However, former AC Milan and Italy coach, Sacchi is of the opinion that Conte would be a good fit for United because he’s a proven winner.
“Antonio Conte is a great man and a great coach. He gives his whole life to football and continually strives to get better,” Sacchi told The Times.
“When he was with me at that 1994 World Cup, he was already planning for his future as a coach: he would take notes on every training session we did so that he could store them up to use himself.
“He’s a massively trustworthy and reliable person and he knows how to win. He had two years with Chelsea, two really difficult years where he still managed to achieve some excellent results.
“Then he went to Inter and won the league. He knows how to get the very best out of players.
“He would do very well for Manchester United, and they would do very well for him.”
United’s win away to Tottenham on Saturday means Solskjaer gets to keep his job for now, but the storm is far from over for him, with games against Atalanta, Manchester City and Chelsea all coming up in succession for us.