There are calls for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be sacked as Manchester United boss to be sacked after Saturday’s 4-2 defeat to Leicester City as the club’s horror run continues.
Gary Neville has ruled out three potential replacements for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he urged Manchester United “not to panic”.
If he did leave his post, Antonio Conte would be a prime candidate to become his successor with the Italian currently out of work after leaving Inter Milan in the summer.
But former United defender Neville doesn’t feel the former Chelsea boss would be a good fit despite his impressive track record.
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He said during an Instagram Live: “Conte won’t be the manager at Manchester United I don’t think.
“I don’t think they’ll go for that option, personally. He’s a great manager but I think certain managers fit certain clubs and I don’t think Conte fits United personally. As I say, great manager but doesn’t feel right for me that one.
When one viewer suggested Conte would be able to win the title with United, Neville replied: “I’m not in to that, giving someone a squad. We tried that with Jose, ‘Give Jose a squad and we’ll definitely win the league’. We didn’t, and in the end it was a mess and everybody wanted him out.”
Brendan Rodgers and Zinedine Zidane were suggested as alternatives, but Neville wasn’t convinced about either of them.
He continued: “Brendan Rodgers to United? No that won’t happen either. Managed Liverpool before, I don’t think they would go for Brendan – who again is a great manager.
“Will Zidane come? Not sure. We’re just speculating now, throwing names in the air. It’s like when you’re making soup and you taste it having put a load of ingredients in and it’s not particularly great and then you just start adding stuff thinking it’s going to make it better. It’s definitely not going to make it better.”
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Neville urged United to keep their composure as there is plenty of time for Solskjaer to turn things around.
He added: “The club won’t sack him. The club will stick with him. The fact that they’ve had those experiences with Moyes and with Jose and Van Gaal, I think they’ll stick to plan.
“Ole is under pressure but they won’t sack him, there’s no doubt about that. I know that won’t please some of you. I know some of you want a new manager. I’ve never asked for a Premier League manager to be sacked in the 11 years since I stopped playing football and that’s not going to happen now.
“Let’s not panic here. There’s no need to panic. Everyone will want Manchester United to panic. There’s nothing that can be fixed in the next 10 minutes. Stick to plan, get though the season, see what happens this season.
“Obviously if then there isn’t a trophy or it continues to go as it is, then Ole will come under great pressure. He knows that, having been in the job for three-and-a-half years at that time.”