Reggina boss Gianluca Atzori will take charge of relegated Sampdoria in Serie B next season.
The Marassi outfit have been linked with a variety of coaching names, but the former defender has won the race.
Atzori, born in 1971, is a relatively inexperienced Coach given that he only began his career with Ravenna in 2008.
He was handed the Catania hotseat a season later but that ended in dismissal. He returned to the game last summer with Reggina.
Doria have asked the tactician to help them create a new project after Domenico Di Carlo and Alberto Cavasin failed to keep them in Serie A.
Atzori's appointment has yet to be made official by Sampdoria, perhaps due to the fact that he is still involved in the Serie B play-offs with his current side.
Samp will also have a new sporting director at the club after appointing Novara's Pasquale Sensibile.
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