The Italian has cut a tortured figure on the touchline in recent weeks, his manic excitement replaced by the slump of a man who appears resigned to his fate, even if he continues to bat away any questions about his future with typical fighting spirit.
Chelsea have lost their last two Premier League games against Bournemouth and Watford by an aggregate score of 7-1. And Spanish daily Sport now reports that former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is set to be parachuted in on a two-and-a-half year deal.
This would leave the previously unrelenting Conte jobless just a few months after he screeched and bounded Chelsea to the Premier League title.
But if the Italian finds himself on the market, it appears that Everton fans would not waste a second in bringing him to Goodison Park.
Sam Allardyce’s Goodison Park honeymoon already appears to be heading for a sticky divorce with Saturday’s 5-1 capitulation at Arsenal just the latest of an increasingly long list of humiliating performances.
Everton is a club in need of a new start, an energetic and omnipotent force of a manager that, with all due respect, the veteran Allardyce was never likely to be.
Could that man be Conte instead?
Show some ambition this summer @Everton— Michael Rutherford (@MRutherford_24) February 7, 2018
... and if they all each turn down 10+ million a year we end up with a Silva or worse, an Allardyce. We have the money so let’s start competing. Been a laughing stock too long now. #EFC
If Chelsea sack Conte then they are a joke of a club. If they get rid of him, if I was everton I’d be doing everything I can to get him here. I can’t see it though, I think he’d want a move back to Italy.— Der Ketwig Kaiser (@DerKetwigKaiser) February 6, 2018
Everton will have Conte if Chelsea don't want him— Andy Francis (@andy_francis2) February 5, 2018
Conte is more than welcome at Everton— Rob Hardy (@tsr_education) February 5, 2018
If Chelsea sack Conte get him immediately #EFC. Brilliantly bonkers and very easy on the eye.— Angie (@AngelaM1261) February 6, 2018
Allardyce is Koeman in disguise. Conte is top class. Prob way too good for Everton tbh. Great manager, but all go through a bad patch. Would have him at Everton in a heartbeat m8.— Sean (@SeanOMeiscill) February 5, 2018