After turning down Genoa, multiple sources report Gennaro Gattuso is in advanced talks to replace Eusebio Di Francesco at Sampdoria.
Gattuso was first choice for Genoa, but rejected the proposal from President Enrico Preziosi, as did Stefano Pioli (who is heading to Milan instead) and Francesco Guidolin (according to Sportitalia).
The lack of alternatives prompted Genoa to keep faith with current Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli, at least for the time being.
However, Sportitalia and Sky Sport Italia are confident Gattuso is listening intently to the proposal from the other side of the port city, namely Sampdoria.
They fired Di Francesco and it’s believed Gattuso was impressed by the meeting with President Massimo Ferrero.
He is now taking some time to consider and discuss the situation with his staff.
The other option for Samp would be former Albania manager Gianni De Biasi.
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