Chelsea manager Antonio Conte turns down Real Madrid job, as he awaits Mourinho’s fate at Manchester United, according to reports.
Antonio Conte had been rigorously linked with a move to Real Madrid as speculations over Lopetegui’s future grew. However, the rumors have cooled down for the time being as Real Madrid have appointed their reserve-team coach Santiago Solari as the manager on a provisional basis.
While the Italian manager is still tempted by the prospect of managing Real Madrid, reports from Italy are linking him with a possible move to Manchester United as well.
Sky’s Giovani Guardala believes that Conte has not taken a decision on his future yet, and is eager to see how Mourinho performs at Manchester United in the immediate future.
Guardala has also provided a rather surprising update on Antonio Conte.
Conte to Manchester United:
Real Madrid have parted ways with Julen Lopetegui, and the announcement was made last night. While Solari has taken over as interim manager, Real Madrid could receive a huge setback as Sky Italia reports that a vacant position at Manchester United could attract him.
“Conte is going back to London after his holiday,” Guardala said.
It seems like the inevitable will happen today with Lopetegui heading out and Conte heading in…….the way Real Madrid appointed Lopetegui was messy from the start so this comes as no surprise! pic.twitter.com/iEiBX0Z2IR
— Joe Morrison (@joefooty) October 29, 2018
Guardala stated that Conte’s actual interest lies in Manchester United, who had been a rival to his former side Manchester United. He insisted that Conte wants to work with players like Alexis Sanchez, Ander Herrera and Romelu Lukaku, whom he wanted to sign.
“There are many rumours about his future, Real Madrid is tempting him but Manchester United is a team that Conte really likes.
“There are players like Paul Pogba, whom he coached at Juventus. Or Alexis Sanchez, Herrera and Lukaku, three players he’s always wanted to sign.”
Real Madrid’s players have reportedly blocked the appointment of Antonio Conte as Lopetegui’s successor over his managerial style while at Chelsea.
— Bolarinwa Olajide (@iambolar) October 30, 2018
Guardala had earlier worked as a Chelsea reporter during Antonio Conte’s time at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United are currently 8th in the Premier League with 17 points from 10 games.
Real’s negotiations with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte have stalled, with reserve team boss Santiago Solari placed in temporary charge and Belgium national team coach Roberto Martinez also in contention to replace Lopetegui. (Marca) pic.twitter.com/zfTwLTPtP1
— Football Transfer News (@Niban11704723) October 30, 2018
The results in their last few games have been relatively inspiring for Manchester United, and reports from Guardian suggest that the Manchester United board is ready to allocate funds amounting to 100 million pounds to Mourinho for the winter transfer window.
MARCA: Antonio Conte’s requests have slowed down his arrival at Real Madrid. He has asked for a CB to feature in his favored three-defender system. He also demanded a striker that will be the sole striker in his starting line-up. pic.twitter.com/jbvumvd7Cf
— RMadridHome (@RMadridHome_) October 30, 2018
The Portuguese manager is eyeing a defender and the goalscorer in the winter transfer window.