New name in United job frame

Last Updated: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:03

Juventus coach Antonio Conte is the latest name in the frame to become David Moyes' permanent successor at Manchester United.

Red Devils' legend Ryan Giggs has been handed the managerial reins until the end of the season, but the club's hierarchy are wasting no time in trying to find a suitable long-term replacement to come in during the summer.

The Glazer family jetted into England earlier in the week to help with the search, while former boss Sir Alex Ferguson is also set to be asked for his input despite him recommending Moyes for his ill-fated 10-month tenure.

It seems that current Dutch boss Louis van Gaal is still the favourite to step into the Old Trafford hot seat after the summer's World Cup in Brazil, while current Real Madrid chief Carlo Ancelotti has also been mentioned.

However 44-year-old former Italy international midfielder Conte has emerged as a surprise contender to replace Moyes with United officials thought to be impressed with the way he has transformed Juventus during his near three-year spell Turin.

He is on the verge of guiding the Bianconeri to their third successive Serie A title, while they are also in the semi-finals of this season's Europa League as they head into next week's home leg trailing Benfica 2-1.

However Conte's relative lack of experience could work against him, despite him being in management since taking charge of Serie B side Arezzo in 2006, while Juve will not want to lose their influential leader.

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