Thursday December 22 2011
Del Neri on Genoa radar

Gigi Del Neri will be a contender to replace Alberto Malesani at Genoa if the tactician is sacked after a mixed start to the campaign.

The Rossoblu have had an inconsistent season so far and things turned nasty on Wednesday when they lost 6-1 at Napoli.

Malesani, whose side are tenth in the table, has been the subject of dismissal speculation on numerous occasions this term.

According to reports on Thursday morning, Genoa chief Enrico Preziosi may consider a change over the Christmas period.

If Malesani is shown the door, former Sampdoria boss Del Neri is in the frame to be offered the position.

The latter hasn’t worked since he was sacked by Juventus last summer in favour of Antonio Conte.

Another possible option for the Grifone is ex-Lecce tactician Gigi De Canio.