Catania confirm that Vincenzo Montella is in pole position to become their new boss, but underline that no final decision has been made.
"Yes, he can be classed as the favourite," Catania chief executive Pietro Lo Monaco stated. "However, we will take another four or five days to decide."
Catania are looking for a new Coach after former Lazio player Diego Simeone left by mutual consent last week.
Montella was appointed as Roma tactician, from the club's youth academy, in February following Claudio Ranieri's resignation after the 4-3 loss at Genoa.