Alberto Malesani is set to be unveiled as the new Coach of Genoa on Monday, beating competition from Delio Rossi.
President Enrico Preziosi took time out to make his final decision on who would replace Davide Ballardini for next season.
Former Palermo tactician Rossi was the favourite for a while, but according to reports over the past few days, he turned down the proposal.
Malesani is a free agent after walking away from Bologna, who he kept in Serie A despite a three-point penalty and the threat of bankruptcy hanging over the club.
It is widely reported that Malesani has been given the job and will be presented to the media on Monday.
That same day Genoa should unveil another new signing, Swedish international defender Andreas Granqvist from Groningen.