Manchester United could soon live to regret snubbing Antonio Conte after Tottenham striker Harry Kane has lauded the Italian after their win over Brighton in the FA Cup fourth-round.
The Reds were heavily linked with the last season’s Serie A winning head coach during the dismal run of form in the Premier League but despite calls for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be sacked in November, he remained until the end of November.
His final hurrah came after the sobering defeat to Watford, but by the time of the axe, Conte had already taken up proceedings at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
And Kane, who scored in their win over Graham Potter’s side, hailed Conte for how he has transformed the north London side in the early stages of his tenure in charge.
“He’s been brilliant, I can’t thank him enough as a coach and a person, he’s really changed the mindset of a lot of players in the team., he told ITV Football.
“We’re working really hard on the training pitch and getting the results out there on matchday’s so that’s all the players ask for, keep working hard on and off the pitch and hopefully we can keep this momentum going.”
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Ralf Rangnick replaced the Norwegian on an interim basis but hasn’t been able to ring the wholesale changes required to bring change with a permanent manager set to be confirmed at the end of the campaign.
United’s latest misery came on Friday as Championship side Middlesbrough dumped United out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford, although United are still in Champions League contention as well as the race to finish in the top four.
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