Monday July 2 2012
Ferrara set for Sampdoria

Ciro Ferrara could be confirmed as the new Sampdoria boss on Monday – leaving the door open for Devis Mangia to take over the Italian Under-21 side.

It looks like newly promoted Doria have finally found a Coach after failing to tempt Rafael Benitez last week.

Although Beppe Iachini helped them ensure promotion to the top flight via the play-offs, the Marassi outfit have been looking for a new tactician.

Ferrara has reportedly been tempted by the club’s offer and he’ll have another go at Serie A following an unsuccessful spell at Juventus which ended in mid-season dismissal.

The 45-year-old’s departure from the Azzurrini set-up could see Mangia, sacked by Palermo in December, take charge of the U-21 team.

Other candidates for the national job include Marco Giampaolo, Alberigo Evani, Daniele Zoratto and Gigi Di Biagio.

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