Antonio Conte was reportedly aware of Manchester United’s desire to hire Mauricio Pochettino when he was being linked with a possible move to Old Trafford.
Conte obviously ended up at Spurs instead, and The Athletic suggest that he wasn’t so keen on the Red Devils job precisely because he felt that he was not their preferred target over Pochettino.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out for Man Utd, with Conte in some ways the more proven and experienced winner at the highest level.
While Pochettino clearly did hugely impressive work in his time in charge of Tottenham, he never won silverware with the club, whereas Conte has league titles with spells at Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan.
Spurs fans will surely be happy to have someone of his calibre on board now, whereas United are still not guaranteed to get Poch anyway due to his current contract situation with Paris Saint-Germain.