Gian Piero Gasperini risks losing his job after Genoa slipped to 14th place following Sunday evening's 1-0 defeat away to Palermo.
The 52-year-old has been under constant pressure this season, partly because Genoa spent over £30m on new players in the summer.
Genoa have suffered three defeats in their last four matches in Serie A and Enrico Preziosi is distinctly unimpressed.
La Gazzetta dello Sport understands the toy-maker is contemplating a change of Coach, although he is loath to give up on Gasperini who was appointed in 2006.
Davide Ballardini is apparently the favourite for the post, yet it will depend on whether he can be extricated from Lazio where he is still under contract.