Sampdoria are in negotiations with Rafa Benitez, which shocked current Coach Beppe Iachini. “I was really let down.”
The tactician took over mid-season with the Blucerchiati mid-table, but took them to a surprise surge up the standings and promotion from Serie B via the play-offs.
Promotion automatically extended Iachini’s contract, but Sampdoria still seem eager to bring in a bigger name.
“Within a few days we’ll know something definitive,” Iachini told Tuttosport.
“I was really let down, I will admit, as I didn’t expect this. I think the club is evaluating its options, but I never had problems with the directors or owners.
“I hope to lead Sampdoria into Serie A, as I think I earned that chance.”