MX23RW : Monday, December 6 01:51:59| >> :120:9365:9365:

Cristiano Ronaldo 'did not want Antonio Conte as manager at Juventus'

Ronaldo 'did not want Conte as manager at Juventus'
© Reuters
Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly did not want to see Manchester United-linked Antonio Conte return to the Juventus dugout in 2019.

Cristiano Ronaldo did not want to see Antonio Conte return to the Juventus hotseat after Massimiliano Allegri's departure, according to a report.

The 52-year-old is rumoured to be the number one target to take over at Manchester United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now thought to be at risk of the sack.

Conte was briefly linked with a return to Juventus as Allegri's successor before joining Inter Milan in 2019, as the Old Lady hired Maurizio Sarri before handing Andrea Pirlo control of the reins.

According to La Repubblica, Ronaldo was against the idea of Conte returning to Juventus two years ago, with the Italian not afraid to rest and rotate big-name superstars.

The report adds that Ronaldo was also unconvinced by Conte's defensive style of playing, but there is not thought to have been any contact with the ex-Chelsea and Inter boss over taking control at United just yet.

Conte won four Scudettos during his time in Italy with Juve and Inter, and he would supposedly demand a yearly salary of £10m to succeed Solskjaer at Man United.

ID:468377:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect2569:

Click here for more stories about Cristiano Ronaldo

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte pictured on January 10, 2021
Read Next:
Man United 'yet to contact Antonio Conte over manager's job'
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
1Manchester CityMan City1511223292335
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham158342819927
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs148151617-125
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd157352524124
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves156361213-121
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton154831416-220
10Aston Villa156182124-319
11Leicester CityLeicester155462327-419
13Crystal Palace153751921-216
14Leeds UnitedLeeds153751522-716
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle151771730-1310
20Norwich CityNorwich15249831-2310

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Match previews - Daily
Transfer Talk Daily
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!