CHRIS SUTTON: Manchester United would be lucky to have Antonio Conte in charge… he knows how to get a result – just ask Liverpool and Manchester City this season
- Manchester United have wasted several opportunities to appoint Antonio Conte
- The Tottenham manager proved his worth again by holding Liverpool to a draw
- Just hours earlier, rudderless Man United had been smashed away at Brighton
Antonio Conte was right for Manchester United when they were looking for a replacement for David Moyes in 2014. For Louis van Gaal in 2016. For Jose Mourinho in 2018. For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2021.
He would be right for them now if they were still searching for a new head coach. Conte is a winner — he won the Premier League with Chelsea and Serie A with Juventus and Inter Milan.
He knows how to get a result — just ask Liverpool and Manchester City, neither of whom could beat Tottenham this season.
Antonio Conte is a winner and has lifted league titles with Chelsea, Juventus and Inter Milan
United went to Brighton on Saturday and were smashed. Would that have happened on Conte’s watch? Unlikely.
Jurgen Klopp was agitated after Liverpool were held by Tottenham and had a pop at their style of play. How dare Conte not play the way Klopp wanted!
Then Gary Neville sparked a social media debate on Sunday by tweeting that Conte’s style is ‘why he wasn’t the right fit for United’. Behave. United would be lucky to have Conte in charge.
Gary Neville sparked a social media debate by tweeting that Conte isn’t ‘the right fit for United’