Sunday May 20 2012
Genoa weigh up two Gigis

The Genoa bench remains up in the air, as the club could confirm Gigi De Canio or bring in ex-Sampdoria boss Gigi Del Neri.

The Grifone had a chaotic campaign and only avoided relegation on the final day of the season after sacking Alberto Malesani twice and Pasquale Marino once.

De Canio took over in the final weeks and secured their safety, but President Enrico Preziosi has so far refused to confirm him for next year.

Some reports in Secolo XIX newspaper suggest Del Neri will be hired for the job, his first since he was sacked by Juventus in May 2011.

It would be a controversial choice for the Genoa fans, as he was also Coach of their arch rivals Sampdoria in 2009-10 and took them to fourth place.

It looks as if a decision will be made on Monday when Genoa hold a meeting of the Board of Directors, so the announcement may well come on Tuesday.