Don’t go for Conte! Gary Neville urges Manchester United not to sign the former Inter Milan boss because he is ‘not the right fit’ even though the seasoned league winner is available to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer endured his worst day as Man United manager on Sunday
- The Norwegian, already under pressure, saw his team defeated 5-0 by Liverpool
- Gary Neville insists the club ‘will keep their nerve’ and not fire him
Gary Neville insists that Antonio Conte is “not the right fit” for Manchester United as talks about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future intensify.
The Norwegian endured one of his worst days at Old Trafford when United were beaten 5-0 at home by archrival Liverpool on Sunday night.
The defeat has put pressure on the 48-year-old who is now the favorite to be the next Premier League manager to step down.
Gary Neville believes Manchester United will keep their nerves and will not fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
It means that there is already speculation about who could fill a vacancy at the club, if one is available.
One name is Antonio Conte, a former Inter and Chelsea manager with a history of titles in the major divisions.
However, Gary Neville believes it would be the wrong appointment for United, pointing to the disastrous previous appointments of highly skilled managers across Europe.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville said: “They will not bring in a hit man again. A hit man who comes in and does a job for two years.
Despite being available, Neville has warned against taking Antonio Conte to Old Trafford
Conte is available, but I would not take him to Manchester United. I wouldn’t bring him here now, I wouldn’t.
“I don’t think Antonio Conte is suitable for Manchester United. I don’t think it’s adequate.
‘I may be wrong, maybe they’ll bring him here tomorrow and I’ll support him.
“We have seen a coach with a specific style like Louis Van Gaal that did not work out here. I’m not saying there isn’t a coach who can come to Manchester United and do it well. “
Manchester United put on a terrible display on Sunday when they were beaten by Liverpool.