Peter Schmeichel claims Antonio Conte is NOT the man to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United … as club legend doubles as big-name coaches ‘not working’ at Old Trafford
- Peter Schmeichel has doubled his support for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Manchester United manager is under increasing pressure after poor results
- Antonio Conte has been linked to the position after his success at Chelsea and Inter
- However, Schmeichel says big-name managers ‘don’t work’ at Old Trafford
Peter Schmeichel has redoubled his defense of former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when the Manchester United legend insisted that Antonio Conte should not replace the Norwegian at Old Trafford.
The pressure is mounting on the United manager after a disappointing three-game league winless streak before Sunday’s decisive clash with archrival Liverpool.
Italian manager Conte has been linked to the job and despite the 52-year-old’s success with Inter and Chelsea, Schmeichel doesn’t think he’s a fit for United.
Peter Schmeichel claims that Antonio Conte (left) is not the man to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right)
“You can say, ‘Conte is brilliant,’ but he doesn’t stay anywhere for more than a couple of years,” said the former goalkeeper. The times.
‘We are not that football club. We already tried. It does not work. Louis van Gaal did not win the Premier League, [Jose] Mourinho did not. You say Conte or another name, there is no difference.
“It’s about them and what they want to do in a small window into the great history of Manchester United.
“Ole’s problem is that in this world of quick fixes and fast news, he has to win yesterday.
United have failed to register a win in their last three league games with pressure mounting
However, Schmeichel insists that his former teammate should have more time at the helm.
‘It has to be delivered now. But it is not the real world. We stopped that development for a period and our competitors closed the gap and then fled. ”
Solskjaer has entered his third full season as Manchester United manager and is still looking for his first trophy.
The Norwegian fell short in the Europa League final last season and United are currently five points behind league leaders Chelsea after eight games.
Schmeichel previously called criticism of Solskjaer ‘ridiculous’ and told ITV:’ Do (United fans) want another Van Gaal or another Mourinho? What they want?
“There have been attempts to bring in the so-called big name coaches and they don’t have the same care and attention to detail in youth, development and club DNA as Ole.”
The club legend said big-name coaches like José Mourinho and Louis van Gaal don’t work