ANTONIO CONTE has reportedly said ‘yes’ to Manchester United if the Prem giants sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Norwegian boss faces a do-or-die battle against Tottenham this weekend where defeat would surely end his Old Trafford tenure.
United were walloped 5-0 at home to Liverpool last weekend, with fans showing their anger with their feet by walking out of the stadium in their droves well before full-time.
SunSport exclusively revealed that the United board are going to stick with Solskjaer – for now.
But that could all change if Solskjaer fails to guide his side to victory against Spurs.
Antonio Conte is believed to be on a shortlist of four managers to replace Solskjaer, along with Brendan Rodgers, Zinedine Zidane and Erik ten Hag.
And according to Italian website Gazetta, the former Chelsea and Inter Milan gaffer has already given United the thumbs up.
They claim that he is eager to help ‘restore’ the club back to their former glories.
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Former United forward Dimitar Berbatov believes Conte, the bookies’ favourite for the job, could ‘handle’ replacing under-fire boss Solskjaer.
The Bulgarian told Betfair: “The latest reports are saying that Conte is open to taking the United job if it becomes available.
“He made Inter champions and he made Chelsea champions. Conte has the record and the reputation of working hard, I heard that a lot of times.
“He has been to England and done it, winning the Premier League.
“He is the name that everybody is talking about at the moment and maybe some people are saying that United need this disciplinarian approach, to tell them exactly what the manager expects of you, if they’re not doing it, bench. Maybe they need that from time to time?
“Louis Van Gaal was similar to Conte in this way, discipline is the number one priority, but he was also successful and won the FA Cup.
“Conte has all the results and reputation behind him to know how to handle things at a big club in England. He’s probably number one on their list.”
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