Nemanja Matic, a Manchester United midfielder, has already expressed his displeasure with Antonio Conte.


Nemanja Matic, a Manchester United midfielder, has already expressed his displeasure with Antonio Conte.

Antonio Conte has been linked with replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United following a 5-0 thrashing at home to Liverpool, with midfielder Nemanja Matic allegedly keen on a reunion with his old coach.

Nemanja Matic, a Manchester United midfielder, has previously expressed his appreciation for Antonio Conte, having worked under him at Chelsea.

Following United’s poor performance over the weekend, the Serbian midfielder was praised as “one of the finest” in the world in a glowing appraisal, and now the 52-year-old has been connected with a prospective role in Manchester.

In a December 2019 interview with the Italian news source Tuttosport, Matic said: “He is a football fanatic.

“He works around the clock, thoroughly analyzing their players and opponents. He is unquestionably one of the top tacticians in the world.

“On a physical level, he makes his team run for 95 minutes at the same pace. One of the greatest in the world as a professional.” The Red Devils were defeated 5-0 by Liverpool on Sunday, their worst ever loss to their arch-rivals.

With Manchester United eight points behind leaders Chelsea, many fans are asking for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be fired.

United’s leadership has already started putting together a shortlist of potential candidates, although Solskjaer will continue to lead the team for the time being.

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Conte, who won the Premier League and the FA Cup during his two-year tenure at Stamford Bridge, is one of those on the shortlist.

Conte, who departed Inter Milan at the end of last season despite leading the Nerazzurri to their first Serie A title since 2010, is currently unemployed.

The former Chelsea manager demanded assurances that he could build on his Scudetto-winning team, but the board was unwilling to comply due to the club’s financial difficulties.

Inter sold Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea and star player Achraf Hakimi to PSG to balance the books after he left.

Conte, who is still looking for a way back into management, has turned down Tottenham’s offers due to the board’s lack of desire.

However, according to the Manchester Evening News, the Premier League and two-time Serie A champion is open to following Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

Conte is said to be open to taking the post if it becomes available, according to the article. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.


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