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ruthless Antonio Conte interview goes viral as he continues to be linked with Man United job

Former Chelsea boss Conte has emerged as the likely replacement for Solskjaer

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Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was linked with Tottenham (Nick Potts/PA)

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was linked with Tottenham (Nick Potts/PA)

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was linked with Tottenham (Nick Potts/PA)

Antonio Conte is the red-hot favourite to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager and his arrival at the club's Carrington training base would certainly shake-up the mood around the club.

United's star names were accused of lacking professionalism as they were beaten 5-0 by arch rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, piling the pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Conte has emerged as the likely replacement for Solskjaer, with the coach who guided Chelsea to Premier League title success in 2017 and led Inter Milan to the Italian Serie A title last season boasting a CV that would justify his appointment.

He also has a reputation as a no-nonsense coach, as he confirmed in an interview with Sky Sports conducted by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry during his time as Chelsea boss.

When asked about what he expects from players, Conte didn't hold back with his colourful description of what he considers to be basic professionalism.

"I always talk about education and respect. I give this, but I demand this," he stated.

"If someone haven't the good attitude during the training session or the good behaviour, in different circumstances, then I would prefer to kill him.

"If a manager closes his eyes and does not want to see the bad situation he will lose the changing room."

Reports in Italy suggest Conte is ready to take over from Solskjaer, but the word from Old Trafford on Tuesday morning suggested Solskjaer's departure might be imminent after all.

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