Before the match with Atalanta in midweek, there were reports suggesting Cristiano Ronaldo had recommended Zinedine Zidane to replace Solskjaer.
And while the club have denied that, the Frenchman would be another candidate to take over.
Zidane is, like Conte, on the market still after leaving Real Madrid in the summer.
He’d bring an attacking, enterprising style that could coax the best from Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.
But given his lack of Premier League experience, as both a player or a manager, he’d still represent a gamble.