Top manager wanted Man United job, but United board decided to keep Solskjaer

Tottenham manager, Antonio Conte, was strongly linked with taking over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager before his move to Tottenham.

According to football expert, Fabrizio Romano, Conte was very keen to take over as Manchester United’s new manager, but the club didn’t act quickly enough.

Conte was without a job for months, after leaving his role at Inter Milan at the end of last season. And when speculations over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future as United’s manager came up, the Italian was a favourite for many.

However, United decided to keep faith in their former star, while Tottenham acted quickly to appoint Conte to replace Nuno Espirito Santo, who was at the helm from the start of the season.

And Fabrizio maintains that Conte really wanted the job, as he was waiting for United to reach out and call him for weeks. The call never came, obviously, but we have heard reports that United aren’t particularly interested in Conte’s abrasive style of coaching.

Solskjaer’s Manchester United reign took another low turn with a 4-1 defeat to Watford, and United fans are pondering if the club legend will now get sacked after this recent event.