Gary Neville insists Antonio Conte is ‘not the right fit’ for Manchester United as talk around Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future intensifies.
The Norwegian endured one of his worst days at Old Trafford as United were soundly beaten 5-0 at home by arch rivals Liverpool on Sunday evening.
The defeat has turned the pressure up on the 48-year-old who is now the favourite to be the next Premier League boss to leave his post.
It means speculation is already mounting as to who could fill a vacancy at the club, should one become available.
One name is that of Antonio Conte, the former Inter and Chelsea boss with a history of deliveing titles across top divisions.
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However, Gary Neville believes it would be the wrong appointment for United, pointing to previous disastrous appointments of highly-rated managers across Europe.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville said: ‘ ‘They won’t bring a hitman in again. A hitman who comes in and does a job for two years.
‘Conte’s available but I wouldn’t bring him to Manchester United. I wouldn’t bring him here now, I wouldn’t.
‘I don’t think Antonio Conte is a fit for Manchester United. I don’t think he’s a fit.
‘I might be wrong, they might bring him here tomorrow and I’d get behind him.
‘We’ve seen a coach with a specific style like Louis Van Gaal didn’t work here. I’m not saying there isn’t a manager who can come to Manchester United and do well.’