EPL: We are worried that Conte’s precision and micro-coaching would be unsuited to the current squad—Club Board

Antonio Conte

Manchester United’s board rejected appointing former Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte as their manager over fears that the current squad would not adapt to his style.

Before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked at the end of November, there were rumours that Conte was on his way to Old Trafford after series of bad results from Solskjaer.


Instead, the Italian diverted to north London where he was appointed by Tottenham and has gone undefeated in the Premier League in his first eight games.

Manchester United settled for a German coach, Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis as they continue searching for a new permanent manager, who will be appointed in the summer.

In the league table, Tottenham are two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal. A defeat to Wolves last Monday meant that Rangnick’s United remained in seventh place.


Manchester United fans have questioned whether the club made a mistake in overlooking serial title winner, Conte when he was available.

Initially, Manchester United’s board feared that bringing in a manager as uneasy and authoritarian as Conte would demand a massive overhaul of players in the transfer market.

Daily Mail claims that the club’s hierarchy were actually concerned about how Conte’s management style would suit the existing players.


They were worried that Conte’s precision and micro-coaching would be unsuited to the current squad.

The United board took a ‘good look’ at Conte, according to reports, and strongly believed the Italian is a great manager but only worried that his exacting standards and instructions would not mesh with the players.


The club felt the former Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan boss’s style relied too much on programming players to carry out specific instructions to minute details.


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