Andre Villas-Boas is being talked about as a possible successor to Luis Enrique at Roma for the 2012-13 campaign.
Enrique is still contracted to the Giallorossi until June 2013, but his future is in doubt after a problematic second half of the season.
Roma are seventh in the standings and only five points adrift of the last Champions League spot, but their form has been inconsistent.
Since the half-way point of the campaign, Roma have won six, drawn one and lost eight times in Serie A.
Roma have stood by Enrique all season, but there is a possibility that a split may occur as the latter is under increasing pressure from the local media and fans in the capital.
According to the Corriere dello Sport, Roma director general Franco Baldini could turn to Villas-Boas if necessary.
Baldini spoke to the Portuguese tactician last summer before he left Porto for Premiership giants Chelsea.
Villas-Boas, 34, is available after he was sacked by the English club earlier this year. He’s also been linked with Inter.
Luis Enrique, meanwhile, is being paired with Barcelona by some reports given that Pep Guardiola is expected to announce his Nou Camp departure later today.