On The Ball

Conte the best candidate but Rodgers or Pochettino will be better fit for United

In many senses, Antonio Conte is the outstanding candidate. PHOTO: AFP
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The position had not even been vacated, let alone advertised, when the first of the applicants made his interest known.

The sight of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the brink of losing his job at Manchester United prompted some close to Antonio Conte to try and get the Italian a head start in the race to replace the beleaguered Norwegian.

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