Struggling Sampdoria will reportedly show boss Delio Rossi the door unless they beat Fiorentina on Sunday.
Club officials held a summit on Wednesday to discuss the option of a coaching change following a tough start to the season.
Rossi joined the outfit in December and did enough to maintain their Serie A status. However, after 11 games this term, the club are in the relegation zone after picking up just nine points.
Sky Sport Italia are claiming Doria have three names on their shortlist should they decide to show the ex-Palermo boss the door.
Eugenio Corini, who kept Chievo up last season, and former Italian Under-21 boss Devis Mangia are contenders to be hired.
Meanwhile, former Roma boss Zdenek Zeman is also being considered for the bench at Marassi.
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