SAMPDORIA NEWS

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has given under pressure Coach Marco Giampaolo a vote of confidence ahead of Saturday's derby with Genoa.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero assures Coach Marco Giampaolo “is untouchable,” but glosses over Daniele Pradè rumours.
Sampdoria will be without Emiliano Viviano for the derby with Genoa, as he has a scaphoid fracture.
Genoa Coach Ivan Juric has been handed a touchline ban for the Derby della Lanterna with Sampdoria.
After an intriguing weekend where Juventus took the Scudetto by the scruff of the neck, Dave Taylor selects his top XI from Week 8.
Roberto Mancini previews the Derby della Lanterna, and doesn’t rule out being Sampdoria Coach in future.
Former Roma and Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade will reportedly be named Sampdoria’s new general manager in the next few days.
Next weekend’s Genoa derby will be decisive in terms of Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo’s future.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero hinted he could sack Coach Marco Giampaolo after two points in six rounds.
Massimo Oddo joked about Pescara’s rather unorthodox draw with Sampdoria. “We score goals for us and the opposition. It’s innovative.”
Join us for a full Saturday of Serie A action, starting with the showdown for second Napoli-Roma, then Pescara-Sampdoria and Juventus-Udinese.
Pescara saw a penalty saved and played the entire second half with 10 men, but still managed to hold Sampdoria, as Hugo Campagnaro scored at both ends.
It’s a super Saturday with Napoli-Roma for second place in an early kick-off, Pescara-Sampdoria and Juventus-Udinese, then tomorrow Inter-Cagliari and an unexpected Chievo-Milan.
Pescara have lost Valerio Verre as well for tomorrow’s Serie A encounter with Sampdoria.
Marco Giampaolo warned Sampdoria that “failure is not an option” when they take on Pescara tomorrow, but the team had a close call in training.
The dates and times of the Coppa Italia Fourth Round fixtures have been drawn up for November 29, 30 and December 1.
Marco Giampaolo admits Sampdoria's exclusion of Antonio Cassano is “over my head” and says the forward can be “a great Coach”.
Francesco Totti felt his best teammate was Antonio Cassano, then discussed his rapport with Roma Coaches including Zdenek Zeman and Luciano Spalletti.
Genoa will be without Serge Gakpe for three weeks, so he is expected to miss the Derby della Lanterna against Sampdoria.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero assures Coach Marco Giampaolo has “my total and unconditional faith” but is disappointed by the Palermo draw.