Davide Ballardini would reject an offer from Cesena to become their new Coach if Marco Giampaolo is sacked.
The latter is playing for his job this evening against Cagliari given the club's nightmare start to the campaign.
Tipped to do well after some high profile summer signings, the Seahorses have drawn two and lost five of their first seven League games.
That form has raised doubts over the future of Giampaolo who could see his brief reign come to an end before the weekend.
Ballardini has been paired with the Stadio Manuzzi outfit, but, after already rejecting Bologna recently, he's said to not be interested in the possible job.
Mario Beretta, formerly of Siena, is widely considered as the favourite to replace Giampaolo if the axe does fall.
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