Napoli could look to Luciano Spalletti, Jurgen Klopp, Unai Emery or Cesare Prandelli if they reach the Champions League.
The Partenopei are resigned to the idea Rafa Benitez will leave when his contract expires next month to take over at Real Madrid.
Until now the replacement had seemed fairly certain – current Sampdoria boss Sinisa Mihajlovic.
However, Sky Sport Italia insist the situation is not so cut and dried, because there’s a big difference between finishing fourth and third.
If Napoli beat Lazio on Sunday night, they will enter the Champions League preliminary round, otherwise go into the Europa League.
That would prompt a huge sea change in potential earnings for next season, targets and prestige.
President Aurelio De Laurentiis is therefore waiting to see what happens in the final game of the season before signing the next Coach.
Sky Sport Italia claim negotiations have resumed with ex-Zenit and Roma Coach Spalletti.
Other more ambitious alternatives include Sevilla manager Unai Emery and ex-Borussia Dortmund Coach Klopp.
Former Italy and Galatasaray boss Prandelli and Schalke 04 tactician Roberto Di Matteo are also options.
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