Some Manchester United fans want Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacked following the club’s Europa League final defeat to Villarreal on Wednesday night.
And while that seems unlikely to happen, it’s time to look at potential replacements for the 48-year-old should the Glazers decide to agree with the fans and axe the Norweigan.
Antonio Conte quit Inter Milan on Wednesday, despite guiding the club to a first Scudetto in 11 years.
So, with that the case, the Italian would definitely be an attractive proposition.
Conte is a serial winner, having won league titles with Inter, Chelsea and Juventus during his glittering spell in management.
It was previously reported the 51-year-old wanted to manage United, with the job greatly appealing to him.
And if Solskjaer were to get the boot, Conte would surely be top of the Glazers’ list of potential replacements.
Towards the end of Jose Mourinho’s time in charge, United were strongly linked with Zinedine Zidane.
The Frenchman was available, having left Real Madrid after winning the Champions League in 2018, and was seen by many as the perfect replacement for Mourinho.
In the end that didn’t happen, with United choosing to replace Mourinho with Solskjaer while Zidane headed back to Real Madrid.
Fast forward to now, however, and the 48-year-old is back on the market.
Zidane has announced he’s leaving Real Madrid and, as a three-time Champions League winner, he’d definitely be another contender to take over.
Pragmatism isn’t something United would want from their next manager after Solskjaer.
But Massimiliano Allegri’s CV suggests any stylistic sacrifice would be worth it when it comes to winning trophies.
Allegri is the frontrunner to replace Zidane at Real Madrid, having stayed out of work since leaving Juventus two years ago.
But if he decides to turn the job down, which is still a possibility, that would make him worthy of consideration.
Allegri has won trophies at both Juventus and AC Milan over in Italy – and may fancy his chances of guiding United to the top of the table.
A fourth and final name United would have to think about should they sack Solskjaer would be Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers.
The Northern Irishman has done well throughout his time with the Foxes, guiding them to FA Cup glory.
And, though they’ve bottled the chance to play Champions League football twice under Rodgers, he’s still regarded as one of the best managers in the Premier League.
He’d bring a plan to the club, with all of Rodgers’ sides known for their attacking football.
And he could be the key when it comes to getting a tune out of the best players currently at Solskjaer’s disposal.