Wednesday June 15 2011
Lecce look at Di Francesco

Pescara boss Eusebio Di Francesco is a contender to be handed the job at Serie A side Lecce.

The Stadio Via Del Mare outfit are looking for a new Coach after Gigi De Canio left just weeks after ensuring their top-flight status.

Former Cesena tactician Massimo Ficcadenti has been linked with the role, but it is being suggested that the ex-Roma player is also on the club's short-list.

Di Francesco, who won 12 caps for Italy, started his coaching career at Lanciano in the summer of 2008.

He was sacked in January 2009 and wasn't handed another job until Pescara called a year later.

The 41-year-old led the then Third Division Pescara into Serie B and helped them finish 13th in the last campaign.