Could the ex-Blues employee be on Abramovic’s radar?
The man who went unbeaten with Celtic last season could be set to make a sensational return to Stamford Bridge, where he worked as a Youth Coach for four years.
Brendan Rodgers, who almost won the title in 2014 with Liverpool, was sacked by the Merseyside club in 2015 but has since rebuilt his reputation north of the border, adding four trophies to the cabinet at Parkhead.
Available at 20/1 this morning, Rodgers is now fifth in the next Chelsea manager market and is as short as 12/1 to succeed Conte. 10% of bets today have been placed on the Northern Irishman with best odds of 16/1 still available in a few places.
Whilst most firms have suspended betting on Antonio Conte parting ways with the West London club, one firm still have odds up and price him at 1/4 to be the next Premier League manager to leave.
Should his ties with Chelsea be severed, Luis Enrique remains the clear frontrunner to replace the Italian at 2/1.
Oddschecker spokesman, George Elek: 'Despite nearly winning the Premier League with Liverpool, Rodgers' spell at Anfield ended with him being seen as something of a fugure of hilarity. He has done his reputation no harm at Celtic though, and it looks only a matter of time until he gets another shot in the top-flight.'