Former Italy CT Giampiero Ventura is reportedly being lined up for a return to Udinese, who could sack Massimo Oddo.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Udinese and Oddo have reached breaking point after a ninth consecutive defeat on Sunday against Cagliari.
The newspaper notes a loss to Crotone this weekend will result in not only the ex-Milan right-back being dismissed but also possibly Ventura taking over.
The 70-year-old has been out of work since failing to guide Italy to the 2018 World Cup but recently spoke of his intention to bounce back.
He coached the Zebrette during the 2001-02 season, replacing former Inter and England boss Roy Hodgson, but could only manage a 14th-placed finish in Serie A.
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