Manchester United have been given a huge boost in pursuing Antonio Conte as manager due to a clause inserted in his Inter Milan contract.
Conte has been without a job since leaving Inter in May, having reached an agreement for a “consensual termination of contract” with the club after being told he would not be given the financial backing he desired.
And recent reports have linked the Italian with potentially taking over as United boss following the club’s atrocious form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose days at the club look numbered.
Several Italian journalists reported earlier this week that Conte had “said yes” to United but the latest information surrounding his Inter contract will give the Red Devils faithful even more encouragement.
FcInter1908 revealed that details of Inter’s financial statements state Conte would have to pay a huge sum of money if he were to take over another Italian club.
The statement reportedly read: “Charges for wages contractually due to registered staff no longer employed in the technical project amounting to €14.352m.
“If by 31 December 2021 such staff take on new positions in other Italian clubs, the value of the fund would be fully released to the Income Statement under the item ‘Other revenues – Release of provisions for risks and charges.’”
Conte, who previously left Chelsea to return to Italy, will likely look to avoid the reported penalty, thus making a move to United more probable.
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But while this is good news for United, it is understood that Solskjaer has been given a final chance by the club hierarchy ahead of the next three matches against Tottenham, Atalanta and Manchester City.
The Old Trafford chiefs did not want to sack the Norwegian but the 5-0 loss at home to Liverpool last week has forced their hand and the 48-year-old will now need to win his next matches.
That means both Conte and Solskjaer’s futures are dependent on whether the Man United players react to their lacklustre displays.
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