‘I really wish he was United’s manager’: Patrice Evra says he’d rather see Antonio Conte as Old Trafford boss than Erik ten Hag… and Thierry Henry thinks Spurs ‘are up to something’ with the Italian the helm
- Patrice Evra has said he would have preferred Antonio Conte to be the manager of Man United
- Current United boss Erik ten Hag has had a mixed start to his time at the club
- Conte has drastically improved Tottenham since he took over last season
- Thierry Henry claimed Tottenham can compete for the league this season
Patrice Evra has admitted that he would rather see Antonio Conte as Manchester United manager than Erik ten Hag.
United faced Tottenham in the Premier League tonight, with Evra working as a pundit for Amazon Prime Video, and the broadcast team on the pitch to present the show ahead of kick-off.
Evra, who played more than 350 appearances for United as a player, said he ‘really wished’ Spurs boss Conte could manage Tottenham, with the North London side able to deduct Premier League points by one point. leader Arsenal with a win over Old Trafford.
Patrice Evra has admitted he would have preferred Antonio Conte to be the manager of Manchester United
The Italian has vastly improved Tottenham since taking over the club last season
“I really wish he was United’s manager, but now we have Ten Hag,” Evra said.
“Arsenal fans should be concerned, because Antonio is in the house.”
Conte has transformed Tottenham since taking over from Nuno Espirito Santo last season, and some believe he has made them real title contenders.
United’s current coach Erik ten Hag has had a mixed start to his career at Old Trafford
They will likely be in a fight with rivals Arsenal, as well as Manchester City, if they wish.
Former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry, who is also an expert on the game, grudgingly agreed with Evra’s view that Arsenal will come under pressure from Tottenham this year.
‘Twice I worried that Tottenham were doing well, the first time I heard him’ [Conte] saying he doesn’t care about Arsenal, he focused on his team,” Henry said.
Evra and Thierry Henry (center) agreed Tottenham are title challengers this season
“I know when Antonio goes somewhere it’s to deliver something and this is weird, but he usually delivers a title. We’re on top right now, but it looks like they’re onto something.
“What I like about him is that he usually arrives where a lot of the payers have never won a title and they listen to him, after the second year they don’t start to listen but until then they will do well unfortunately.”
Arsenal’s top-of-the-table clash against Manchester City this week has been postponed due to the Gunners’ European involvement.