Man Utd blow as Tottenham 'prepare to move' for Antonio Conte again with Nuno’s job in the balance after 3-0 mauling

MANCHESTER UNITED'S 3-0 win over Tottenham could see them miss out on their managerial target Antonio Conte to the North London club.

United's stellar performance in their 3-0 rout against Spurs secured under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's job for now, but pushed his opposite number Nuno Espirito Santo closer towards the exit.


After Spurs' lacklustre display in the match brutally dubbed 'El Sackico' by fans, Tottenham have got their eyes on Conte to replace Nuno, according to football reporter Alfredo Pedulla.

Pedulla, who works for Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, claims Spurs are fed up with the seemingly out-of-depth Nuno and believe the ex-Inter Milan boss could be the right man to lead the club.

He wrote on Twitter: "#EspiritoSanto in the balance: now also the #Tottenham he wants to try again with Antonio #Conte."

However, Spurs could have a hard time convincing Conte to come to White Hart Lane as he turned down their job offer this summer because he felt they lacked ambition.

Tottenham initially sought Conte's services following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho in April.

A two-month manager hunt then ensued before they settled for ex-Wolves manager Nuno who's had a tough time in the Spurs hot-seat.

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If Daniel Levy's side somehow manage to persuade the 52-year-old Italian to change his mind and take on the mammoth task of fixing the club, it will be a huge blow to United who have been actively pursuing Conte.

Their current boss Solskjaer's job had been hanging by a thread following United's disastrous 5-0 loss to Liverpool last week which saw fans and critics alike calling for his head.

Conte was said to interested in taking on the role at Old Trafford and was the frontrunner for the appointment.

SunSport exclusively revealed that the former Chelsea coach was at the top of a four-man shortlist including Zinedine Zidane, Brendan Rodgers and Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag.

But after yesterday's result, Solskjaer seems to have brought himself some time that's not on Nuno's side so United's wishlist may need to be reshuffled.

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