Delio Rossi, Stefano Colantuono and Beppe Iachini are all being considered for the Sampdoria job.
Doria will show caretaker boss Alberto Cavasin the door at the end of the season after he failed to keep them in Serie A.
The club want an immediate return to the top-flight and are hoping to make an appointment as soon as possible.
Whispers in Genoa are suggesting that Palermo boss Rossi is wanted. A three-year deal worth €1.2m a campaign is said to be under consideration.
Colantuono is also a contender after he led Atalanta back into the top flight this season.
Another possible target is Iachini despite the fact that he couldn't save Brescia from the drop into B this term.
Meanwhile, Samp are close to appointing Pasquale Sensibile as their new sporting director. He will arrive from Second Division Novara.