Sampdoria lost to Roma last night, but it’s reported Marco Giampaolo is the new favourite to take over next season.
Claudio Ranieri ended a run of one point from three games with Daniele De Rossi’s tap-in at Marassi on Saturday evening.
The caretaker manager is not expected to stay on after the end of this term, having replaced Eusebio Di Francesco, so the search is on for a new Coach.
There have been reports of contact with Jose Mourinho, Maurizio Sarri and Antonio Conte, but are probably beyond the Giallorossi pay grade.
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini is another intriguing alternative.
According to the Corriere dello Sport newspaper, there was a phone call with Giampaolo overnight to discuss possible terms.
It is not the first time Giampaolo has been linked with a big club, as in the past he was close to both Juventus and Napoli benches.
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