Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin would be the “best replacement” for Walter Mazzarri at Napoli.
The latter is being linked with a summer exit with clubs such as Lazio and Fiorentina interested in the former Sampdoria boss.
While the Azzurri have been paired with Catania’s Vincenzo Montella, Guidolin is being pushed towards the Stadio San Paolo.
“Guidolin has done well wherever he has been,” Padova sporting director Rino Foschi, who worked with the tactician at Palermo in the past, told Radio Kiss Kiss.
“It would be a shame if Mazzarri left given what he has achieved, but Guidolin would be the best replacement.
“He would do as well there as he did at Palermo and Napoli is the right environment for his capabilities. It’s at this time of the year that new projects are born.”
Guidolin, the last winner of the Panchina d’Oro award, has also been paired with Inter. He reacted to links with the Nerazzurri by insisting that Udinese would be his last Italian club.