It could well be the perfect time for Manchester United to go after a manager who has won three league titles in the last three years at Juventus.
Manchester United may well have already drawn up a shortlist of managerial candidates to replace David Moyes at Old Trafford and it could be the perfect time for them to approach 44-year-old Antonio Conte.
Conte has emerged as a dark horse in the race for United to find a new manager but his very recent successes at Juventus in Serie A provide him with a platform to walk away respectfully from the Old Lady.
Conte has just guided Juventus to their third straight Serie A title win, as well as guaranteed Champions League qualification ahead of next season.
Add to the mix two Italian Super Cups and you quickly get an idea of the sort of contemporary CV which will make him a very attractive proposition to Manchester United officials.
His managerial style is one which would also suit United well.
He takes no nonsense and has an aura around him, which David Moyes lacked in his ten months in charge of the Manchester club.
He’s also shown skill with a squad similar to United’s in terms of the blend between youth and experience. He’s turned Paul Pogba into one of the best midfielders in the world and continues to get the best out of Andrea Pirlo, a star leaning towards the end of his career.
It would be difficult for Conte to leave Juventus if he felt he had unfinished business but if he walked away this summer, he’d be leaving the side in a very good position.
The only aspect of unfinished business and the only thing left to add to that contemporary CV is a Champions League win, which is one of the most difficult things for any manager to achieve.
If United want a long term boss to come in and have the sort of era that Sir Alex Ferguson enjoyed then Conte is a definite option with only a single year left to run on his current deal.
Every report is seemingly suggesting that United will go after Louis van Gaal to come into the club after the World Cup but Conte is a more than adequate alternative and someone the club should seriously consider.