Molde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is being linked with the Bolton Wanderers job.
The Daily Mail says Solskjaer mysteriously went to ground after emerging as Bolton's first-choice to become their new manager.
Bolton chairman Phil Gartside was in London when Solskjaer pulled out of a speaking engagement at the Leaders in Football conference at Stamford Bridge.
The Molde boss was due to appear on stage and face questions alongside David James and Paolo Di Canio, but was replaced at the last minute by Red Bull Salzburg sporting director Ralf Rangnick.
The official reason was that Solskjaer is recuperating from illness at home in Norway, but the former Manchester United striker is known to have been in England during the international break and was spotted at a United Under 21s game on Monday night.