Vincenzo Montella could end up at Sampdoria if Roma decide not to confirm him as Coach for the 2011-12 campaign.
The former striker, who replaced Claudio Ranieri on the Giallorossi bench earlier this season, is hoping to net a long-term deal in the capital.
However, should Roma's new American owners decide to go down a different path then Montella may already have a Plan B in place.
According to the Corriere Mercantile today, Sampdoria are considering their former player as a successor to Alberto Cavasin.
The latter, who replaced Mimmo Di Carlo with Samp struggling, will be shown the door whether he keeps them up or not.
It has been claimed that there has been initial contact between Montella and Doria, with the ex-Italian international apparently ready to accept the job even if they are in Serie B next term.