Former Fiorentina and Lazio boss Stefano Pioli is reportedly Sampdoria’s first choice to replace Marco Giampaolo this summer.
According to ANSA, Samp have been made to act after Giampaolo’s comments following their 3-3 draw with Parma on Sunday, threatening to leave the club if they did not invest.
The agency claims the Blucerchiati particularly like Eusebio Di Francesco, but the ex-Roma boss will not come cheap.
Therefore, the ‘No 1 candidate’ would be Pioli, who is currently out of work after leaving Fiorentina last month.
The 53-year-old is vastly experienced at Serie A level, having also coached the likes of Bologna, Lazio and Inter in the top tier.
ANSA adds Samp are also looking at Bologna old boy Roberto Donadoni and SPAL’s Leonardo Semplici.