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Former Chlesea manager Antonio Conte emerges as shock candidate to replace Jose Mourinho

Posted: 24 August 2018 Time: 16:00

Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who's has a fractious relationship with Jose Mourinho in the past has been linked with a sensational move to Manchester United.

Conte, 49, has emerged as one of the frontrunners to replace Jose Mourinho, should the Portuguese coach leave Manchester United.

Mourinho has faced intense pressure in recent weeks amid reports of growing disillusionment among the playing squad and friction between himself and Ed Woodward, the club's executive vice-chairman, following the failure to land a centre-back in the transfer window.

Italian publication Calciomercato have linked Conte, who is out of work following his departure from Chelsea, with the job and the former Juventus boss is keen on the idea.

However, with his previous track record of alleged poor man management that saw him lose his job with the Blues, just a year after delivering the Premier League title - Zinedine Zidane remains the prime candidate if the job becomes available.

Article by: Staff Reporter
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