Antonio Conte has become one of the hot favourites to replace Jose Mourinho as manager of Manchester United.
The former Chelsea boss was axed late into the summer to make way for fellow Italian Maurizio Sarri, but his future could still be in the Premier League.
Manchester United’s dismal start to the season has been dominated by the tensions around Mourinho, particularly an open feud with record signing Paul Pogba.
According to the latest reports in England, the club hierarchy would rather sack Mou than risk losing the France international.
Zinedine Zidane remains the favourite to replace him at Old Trafford, but bookmakers have slashed the odds on Conte taking over from 14/1 to just 5/1.
The former Juventus boss has already worked very well with Pogba in Turin in 2012-14.
He then won the Premier League and FA Cup in two years at Chelsea, during which time he clashed repeatedly with Mourinho in the media.
It’s worth noting the same bookmakers have new Napoli Coach Carlo Ancelotti at 14/1 for Manchester United, the same odds inexplicably as Juventus boss Max Allegr