Manchester United are not going to be drawn into a fight over Antonio Conte with Tottenham Hotspur, according to reports.
This is despite recent reports confirming that the Italian is close to sealing a deal to take over at Tottenham, following the sack of Nuno Espirito Santo.
Both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Nuno went into Saturday’s game under enormous pressure, having lost a number of games in a row. And the 3-0 defeat by United meant that Tottenham were done with the former, announcing his sack on Monday.
Conte has emerged as the frontrunner for the Spurs’ job, with reports saying he’s already in London to finalise details of his appointment.
The development has raised questions over United’s ambition, especially with Solskjaer’s future still not exactly sorted at the moment, but reports say the club aren’t keen on hiring Conte because they’re aware of his volatile nature.
The former Inter Milan and Cheslea coach has a reputation for not staying at a club beyond a few years, and that is a worry for the Man Utd hierarchy.
Conte is also reported to be demanding sole responsibility of making recruitments at Tottenham— something United are not comfortable with.
If he does take over at Spurs, it’ll surely be interesting to see what he brings, but what is clear at this time is that Man United are not in the race to sign Conte, and it does not seem like Solskjaer will be leaving the club soon.