Antonio Conte would consider becoming Manchester United manager but has no interest in Arsenal or Tottenham.
Antonio Conte is the man on everyone’s lips, as the former Chelsea man enjoys some time off.
Expected to take the season for himself, Conte was wanted desperately by Tottenham in the summer but caused much hilarity by turning them down.
Massimiliano Maddaloni, who spoke to CMIT TV, said: “He is telling everyone that he wants to have a year off to restart with an important project next year.”
Arsenal don’t seem in any rush to replace Mikel Arteta, although the next few matches could prove pivotal, culminating in a game against Spurs at the Emirates and a trip to Brighton just before the next international break.
Things can change quickly in Premier League management and, should the time finally arrive for the Kroenkes to pull the trigger, Antonio Conte will be the name most Arsenal fans want to see in the headlines, taking the job.
That, however, is highly unlikely to happen.
“He would only accept a winning project,” Gianluca di Marzio said.
“So I don’t think he would accept Arsenal and that is why he said no to Tottenham.
“I think he would only accept if say Manchester United called.”
Maddaloni added, “I too am convinced that Conte does not go to Arsenal.”
And to complete the quote from above, “he is telling everyone that he wants to have a year off to restart with an important project next year and now Arsenal is not that.”
Ole slammed by Paul Merson
Paul Merson has slammed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics during their Champions League defeat against Young Boys, accusing him of ‘people pleasing’ instead of doing what’s best for the team.
United conceded a stoppage time goal against the Swiss champions on Tuesday night, after substitute Jesse Lingard’s under-hit back pass was intercepted and tucked away by Theoson Siebatcheu.
Solskjaer, who has split opinion within the club’s fan base since he joined, was backed in the transfer market during the summer with the additions of Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane.
But Merson believes many of the league’s top mangers wouldn’t have lost the game against Young Boys, and believes Mason Greenwood should have been deployed from the bench.
‘This is why the jury is out on Solskjaer. That’s seven defeats in their last 11 Champions League games I means that’s a phejomical record,’ he told Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday.
‘When he goes to three at the back, it’s a hard way of playing, everything he did wrong, he panicked.
‘If I put Tuchel, Pep [Guardiola], Mourinho in charge, Man United don’t lose that game, they win it. Greenwood’s on the bench, he has to come on.
‘I worry, because it seems to be its people pleasing, I would have been like Cristiano you’re coming off, this is for the team. He kept Ronaldo on for a long, long time in the game.
‘You’re playing with 10 men, save Ronaldo, they haven’t been playing well, they got battered at Wolves but they didn’t take their chances, it was heads or tails against Newcastle. Then they got beat by a pub team in terms of Champions League.’
United will be hoping to bounce back from the defeat when they travel to East London to play West Ham on Sunday, who have also had a good start to the campaign.